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Doctors Express, Danbury Fire Department Join Forces In The Community

From left: Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Williams, Lt. Ken Appley, Tom Kelly, Firefighter Daniel Mansdorf, Chief Geoff Herald, Firefighters Adam Manawi, Joseph Capalbo and Lt. Heather Anderson.
From left: Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Williams, Lt. Ken Appley, Tom Kelly, Firefighter Daniel Mansdorf, Chief Geoff Herald, Firefighters Adam Manawi, Joseph Capalbo and Lt. Heather Anderson. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. – Doctors Express Urgent Care of Danbury donated 1,000 pink and black children’s fire helmets to the Danbury Fire Department to support and promote community involvement.

Tom Kelly, owner of Doctors Express, said he remembered the firefighters handing out children’s helmets at the grand opening of his office and wanted to pay back the Danbury Fire Department.

“It’s important to us at Doctors Express to be involved in and support our community,” said Kelly. “In our first year of operations we have been deeply embraced by Danbury and the surrounding communities. We are very grateful and saw this as an opportunity to give back.”

Said Fire Chief Geoff Herald, “Fire departments must develop public/private partnership strategies so as to better serve the citizens of our community. With the stresses on budgets that departments are facing across the country, these public/private relationships include cooperative arrangements to educate the public in issues surrounding fire safety education.

"Doctors Express is an example of one such agency. They joined with the Danbury Fire Department to provide children's fire helmets to help spread the message of Fire Safety Education. These helmets, in pink and black, are big hits with the children in our outreach programs here in Danbury. As fire chief, I applaud these organizations that reach out to serve the community beyond their normal course of business.”

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