Have you hugged a firefighter lately?  The City of Fort Collins has declared August  "Poudre Fire Authority Appreciation Month" because of their amazing work on the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins.

The Fort Collins City Council issued this proclamation at their meeting Wednesday night:

WHEREAS, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 serve and protect our community every day; and have dedicated their support and service to our recent Hewlett Gulch and High Park fires; and

WHEREAS, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 have become a symbol of national pride, honor and strength; and

WHEREAS, the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 unselfishly donate their time and energy to support the battle against neuromuscular diseases; and

WHEREAS, Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 have put forth hard work and energy for this year’s Fill the Boot Campaign to solely benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and

WHEREAS, Fire Fighters across the nation this year celebrate 58 years as supporters of services and research offered by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kelly Ohlson, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Fort Collins, do hereby proclaim the month of August as POUDRE FIRE AUTHORITY APPRECIATION MONTH in Fort Collins and do encourage all citizens to recognize and support the valiant Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 Fire Fighters who serve them.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the City of Fort Collins this 21st day of August A.D. 2012.

WHEREAS, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire
Authority Local 1945 serve and protect our community every day; and have dedicated their support and service to our recent Hewlett Gulch and High Park fires; and
WHEREAS, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire
Authority Local 1945 have become a symbol of national pride, honor and strength; and
WHEREAS, the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 unselfishly donate their time and energy to support the battle against neuromuscular diseases; and
WHEREAS, Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 have put forth hard work and energy for this year’s Fill the Boot Campaign to solely benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and
WHEREAS, Fire Fighters across the nation this year celebrate 58 years as supporters of
services and research offered by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kelly Ohlson, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Fort Collins, do
hereby proclaim the month of August as POUDRE FIRE AUTHORITY APPRECIATION MONTH in Fort Collins and do encourage all citizens to recognize and support the valiant Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 Fire Fighters who serve them.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the City of Fort
Collins this 21st day of August A.D. 2012.
“The support and relationship with the City, our department and citizens is very much appreciated. We are privileged to live and work in such a great community,” said Ron Simms, IAFF Local 1945 President.WHEREAS, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire
Authority Local 1945 serve and protect our community every day; and have dedicated their support and service to our recent Hewlett Gulch and High Park fires; and
WHEREAS, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire
Authority Local 1945 have become a symbol of national pride, honor and strength; and
WHEREAS, the International Association of Fire Fighters and Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 unselfishly donate their time and energy to support the battle against neuromuscular diseases; and
WHEREAS, Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 have put forth hard work and energy for this year’s Fill the Boot Campaign to solely benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and
WHEREAS, Fire Fighters across the nation this year celebrate 58 years as supporters of
services and research offered by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kelly Ohlson, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Fort Collins, do
hereby proclaim the month of August as POUDRE FIRE AUTHORITY APPRECIATION MONTH in Fort Collins and do encourage all citizens to recognize and support the valiant Poudre Fire Authority Local 1945 Fire Fighters who serve them.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the City of Fort
Collins this 21st day of August A.D. 2012.
“The support and relationship with the City, our department and citizens is very much appreciated. We are privileged to live and work in such a great community,” said Ron Simms, IAFF Local 1945 President.