Coats for Kids at Tyson Elementary

First graders line up to head outside after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska. Coats have been distributed in Fairbanks and Anchorage for the inaugural effort.
Erik Hill
Sr. Patrol Officer Doug Fifer addresses students before about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 students plug their ears during a demonstration involving firefighters before receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Firefighters Clay Lex, center, Josh Novinska, left, and Tony Marchini demonstrate protective gear before about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Students react upon learning they are receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Second graders celebrate as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 first and second graders receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Teacher Penni Traxler writes names on labels as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Firefighters prepare to distribute about 200 new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Cheri Spink of Anchorage School Business Partnerships helps a first grader with his hood as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 first and second graders receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. Tim Thompson of Alaska Airlines, right, assists a youngster. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska. Coats have been distributed in Fairbanks and Anchorage for the inaugural effort. "These kids are pretty excited, aren't they?," said Derek Hsieh of APDEA. "It all came together," agreed firefighter Justin Mack, who coordinated the event. "The kids had a good time." After receiving their coats, the youngsters went outside to tour the union fire truck, a police car and the Lenco Bear armored SWAT vehicle. "It highly motivates the children to see the community coming together and supporting them by providing jackets," said principal John Kito. "You saw the glee in the eyes of the kids."
Erik Hill
First and second graders applaud after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Youngsters tour the union fire truck after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Teacher Lisa Wallace writes student names onto labels as her first graders are among about 200 students receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View.
Erik Hill
Students check out the Anchorage Police Department Lenco Bear armored SWAT vehicle after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The fire truck at left was departing following a safety demonstration, but a union fire truck was available for touring. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Sgt. Gerard Asselin of the Anchorage Police Department visits with students after they receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
First graders line up to head outside after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska. Coats have been distributed in Fairbanks and Anchorage for the inaugural effort.
Erik Hill
Sr. Patrol Officer Doug Fifer addresses students before about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 students plug their ears during a demonstration involving firefighters before receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Firefighters Clay Lex, center, Josh Novinska, left, and Tony Marchini demonstrate protective gear before about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Students react upon learning they are receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Second graders celebrate as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 first and second graders receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Teacher Penni Traxler writes names on labels as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Firefighters prepare to distribute about 200 new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Cheri Spink of Anchorage School Business Partnerships helps a first grader with his hood as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 first and second graders receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. Tim Thompson of Alaska Airlines, right, assists a youngster. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska. Coats have been distributed in Fairbanks and Anchorage for the inaugural effort. "These kids are pretty excited, aren't they?," said Derek Hsieh of APDEA. "It all came together," agreed firefighter Justin Mack, who coordinated the event. "The kids had a good time." After receiving their coats, the youngsters went outside to tour the union fire truck, a police car and the Lenco Bear armored SWAT vehicle. "It highly motivates the children to see the community coming together and supporting them by providing jackets," said principal John Kito. "You saw the glee in the eyes of the kids."
Erik Hill
First and second graders applaud after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Youngsters tour the union fire truck after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Teacher Lisa Wallace writes student names onto labels as her first graders are among about 200 students receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View.
Erik Hill
Students check out the Anchorage Police Department Lenco Bear armored SWAT vehicle after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The fire truck at left was departing following a safety demonstration, but a union fire truck was available for touring. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Sgt. Gerard Asselin of the Anchorage Police Department visits with students after they receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
First graders line up to head outside after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska. Coats have been distributed in Fairbanks and Anchorage for the inaugural effort.
Erik Hill
Sr. Patrol Officer Doug Fifer addresses students before about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 students plug their ears during a demonstration involving firefighters before receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Firefighters Clay Lex, center, Josh Novinska, left, and Tony Marchini demonstrate protective gear before about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Students react upon learning they are receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Second graders celebrate as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 first and second graders receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Teacher Penni Traxler writes names on labels as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Firefighters prepare to distribute about 200 new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Cheri Spink of Anchorage School Business Partnerships helps a first grader with his hood as about 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 youngsters receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
About 200 first and second graders receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. Tim Thompson of Alaska Airlines, right, assists a youngster. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska. Coats have been distributed in Fairbanks and Anchorage for the inaugural effort. "These kids are pretty excited, aren't they?," said Derek Hsieh of APDEA. "It all came together," agreed firefighter Justin Mack, who coordinated the event. "The kids had a good time." After receiving their coats, the youngsters went outside to tour the union fire truck, a police car and the Lenco Bear armored SWAT vehicle. "It highly motivates the children to see the community coming together and supporting them by providing jackets," said principal John Kito. "You saw the glee in the eyes of the kids."
Erik Hill
First and second graders applaud after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Youngsters tour the union fire truck after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Teacher Lisa Wallace writes student names onto labels as her first graders are among about 200 students receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View.
Erik Hill
Students check out the Anchorage Police Department Lenco Bear armored SWAT vehicle after receiving new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The fire truck at left was departing following a safety demonstration, but a union fire truck was available for touring. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
Sgt. Gerard Asselin of the Anchorage Police Department visits with students after they receive new winter jackets through the Firefighters Coats for Kids program at Tyson Elementary School on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Mountain View. The Anchorage Firefighters Union Local 1264 teamed with the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and Alaska Airlines to purchase the coats from the national non-profit Operation Warm and ship them to Alaska.
Erik Hill
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