Sep 28, 2012 9:05 PM by Bill Folsom

Local firefighters raising funds to ReGrow Colorado

"The emergency just doesn't stop when we...roll up our hose and we go back to the station," said Colorado Springs Firefighter, Ian Bruzenak. They helped put out the Waldo Canyon Fire and now the Colorado Springs Firefighter union is part of an effort to help with recovery.

It is called "ReGrow Colorado." A fund driver aimed at raising money for planting trees in the burn area. "They've collected enough to plant about 700 trees, a little more than that, but it's going to continue to go," said Bruzenak, "Our desire is to have enough to plant 16-hundred trees for the amount of firefighters that fought the Waldo Canyon Fire."

Money is raised through proceeds from selling custom water bottles. The firefighters teamed with a local PR firm and the Colorado company Polar, which makes the insulated bottles.

The bottles are $15.00. After production costs, $3.50 goes to ReGrow Colorado and another $1.50 goes to the union's charitable fund.

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