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SHIELD 616 to donate protective gear to firefighters

Posted at 9:35 AM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2020-09-04 18:54:48-04

COLORADO SPRINGS-  A dozen Colorado Springs firefighters will be a little safer on the job thanks to a local non-profit group.

On Sunday, ‘Shield 616′, an organization that provides tactical safety gear to first responders will be making a donation to 12 Colorado Springs Firefighters.

I can tell you it doesn’t get old because we know as of today, because of this church’s generosity that’s 12 more first responders that are not only better protected but supported and that just warms our heart,’ said Jake Skifstad, the founder of Shield 616.

The organization typically makes these donations to police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

At Heart of the Springs Church Sunday morning, the organization will make the donation to all Station 6 House firefighters.

Skifstad adds they still have a lot of work to do, with more than 300 firefighters needing gear in Colorado Springs alone.

The organization is in multiple states already to outfit first responders.

Next month, Skifstad says they will be going to Las Vegas to protect first responders in Nevada.

If you’d like more information about the organization, or if you’d like to help out with Shield 616, visit the following link: SHIELD 616.