by Josh Sandin
Posted on 12/6/2012
FORT DODGE - Firefighters, by nature, love a challenge. The Iowa Central Fire Science students are no different. This fall the students in the Fire Science classes all pitched in money from their own pockets to purchase two new bikes for the annual “Bike for Tykes” drive. The students were able to round up the money without a fundraiser to get the bikes and answer a challenge.
“The Webster County Firefighters Association challenged all of the fire departments in the area to donate two bikes to the event,” said Iowa Central Fire Science Coordinator Scott Kuester. “Our students, being a firefighting brigade, were able to chip in and do just that.”
“Bikes for Tykes” is a national organization that collects new and used bikes for children across American with the goals of empowering children, fighting obesity and to help the environment. Since its inception, over 18,000 children have received bike through the organization. The event aims to donate as many bikes as possible and uses the Christmas holiday to deliver them. Three Eagles Communication out of Fort Dodge sponsors the organization’s local chapter.