This takes the cake
Three West University Firefighter-Paramedics were recently
acknowledged — sweetly — for their service to the department.
They are, left to right, FF-Paramedics Austin Sanders and Riley
Thompson, and FF Incident Commander-Paramedic Adam
In the end, police-fire event benefits
The Bellaire Business Association and Bellaire/Southwest
Rotary Club will hold its fifth annual fundraiser for the Bellaire
Police and Fire Foundation from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Prosperity
Bank, 5501 Bissonnet St.
Admission is free and includes food donated by Escalante’s,
wine compliments of The ’401 and beer from other local
businesses. Attendees will have the chance to bid on a variety
of items, services and experiences, with 100 percent of the
money going directly to the foundation.
In its five years of existence, the nonprofit foundation has
raised more than a half-million dollars and provided Bellaire’s
first responders — and residents — with such tools as a high
water response vehicle, rescue boats and a mobile digital sign.
To register for or donate to the fundraiser, visit BellaireBiz.
org. To learn more about the organization, go to
LEFT: This high water rescue vehicle is among the items
funded by the Bellaire Police and Fire Foundation
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