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IFD and Citizens Energy Group collaborate with the ‘Badges for Burn Camp’ hydrant project



Indianapolis, Indiana — Together with Citizens Energy Group, firemen from the Indianapolis Fire Department painted the city teal on Sunday morning to raise money for a good cause.

The “Badges for Burn Camp” event is a part of a campaign to get IFD recruit firefighter recruits involved in extracurricular community service activities.

Citizens provided all of the paint, brushes, and tools, and the painting process began at the staging location at IFD Headquarters. For the occasion, citizens identified 300 fire hydrants. Event. The 26 teams made up of the 55 students were given pre-selected hydrants to complete.

“Taking an oath to serve – not only includes firefighting and EMS duties but also giving back to the citizens we serve with time and talent,” IFD Chief Ernest Malone said. “We strive to reinforce this culture of service early in a firefighters career and encourage all of our members to continue this outreach during their time on the job.”

“Badges for Burn Camp” raises money to send burn survivors to Hoosier Burn Camp. This is the 7th hydrant painting event since 2015.

Citizens maintain over 38,000 hydrants in and around Marion County, and while the hydrants are tested annually, the hydrants’ painting occurs on a 7-year rotation, according to IFD.

While Citizens is responsible for hydrant painting as part of that maintenance service, they often outsource some of the painting duty for about 4,000 hydrants to a local company. The money raised comes from the money already allocated to the outsourced hydrants and is donated to “Hoosier Burn Camp.”

$50,000 was raised in the first six campaigns, and it was later given to Hoosier Burn Camp. The amount of this year’s donation for the IFD recruits’ efforts is unknown.



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