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Seminole County Fire Department Hosts “Back To School Bash” To Support Children At Boys & Girls Club

Seminole County, Fla. – The Seminole County Fire Department recently partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida's East Altamonte Club to host a Back to School Bash. The West Sanford and Oviedo Club branches also participated and there were more than 150 Club members at the event. 

More than 100 free backpacks and school supplies were distributed, along with free haircuts to the kids, lunch served and firefighters who volunteered for the day played sports and games with the kids.  Special thanks to Revamp Barbershop & Ace of Fades for providing free haircuts to the kids and to Action Church for food donation. G.R.O.W. Central Florida also provided free sports balls to the kids. 

The event was organized by Lieutenant Chris Torres, who was a Boys & Girls Club alumnus when he lived in New York. His late father also served as an Altamonte Police Officer and instilled in him the importance of mentoring and giving back.

“The Boys & Girls Club is such a positive place for kids and makes a tremendous impact on setting kids up for a good future,” said Lt. Torres. “I am thankful to the Seminole County Fire Department and for our generous sponsors who made this event possible.”

“We are thankful to the Boys & Girls Club for their partnership as our Station 11 in 

Altamonte is right down the road,” said Fire Chief Matt Kinley of the Seminole County Fire Department. “Our Department recently hired a Boys & Girls Club member right here from the Altamonte Club named Machel Davis and he is proudly serving the area. We hope to also show kids that there is a great career opportunity for them in public service.”



About the Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD): The Seminole County Fire Department proudly serves a 

County-wide population in Seminole County, Florida of nearly a half-million residents  with 20 fire stations. SCFD 

is ISO Class 1 rated and provides emergency services to the unincorporated areas of the County and in the Cities 

of Altamonte Springs, Winter Spring and Casselberry. The Department has first response agreements in place with 

the Cities of Lake Mary, Longwood, Sanford and Oviedo. Follow SCFD on social on Facebook (@SCFD.1974)

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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida: Since 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has provided at-risk children, ages 6 - 18, with a safe place to learn and grow during the non-school hours. Our membership totals more than 11,000 young people at 40 Clubs and middle school sites in 6 counties. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Learn more or

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