Felling Trailers Inc. is conducting its ninth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization. The online auction of the trailer will run for seven days: Sept. 5-11.
Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation is the 2021 recipient, with Felling Trailers wanting to generate awareness about the hidden health dangers and cancer risks firefighters face.
So Felling has manufactured and painted one of its most popular trailers accordingly, a signature fire engine red with custom fire engine gold pinstriping, and bearing the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation emblem.
Several Felling Trailers' suppliers have joined to support MNFFF by sponsoring the trailer build, from lighting to tires to decking. The 2021 Trailer for a Cause sponsors are Trans-Texas, PPG, Dexter, Sealco, Peterson, Industrial Wood, Demco, Pacific Rim, and Metal Crafters/Flexco. One hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation, Felling emphasizes.
MNFFF’s mission is to provide funding and resources for fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology, and training. They are dedicated to helping maintain the highest level of public safety in their communities. Minnesota has 774 Fire Departments.
MNFFF’s Hoods 4 Heroes campaign goal is to provide 500 particulate hoods to those departments who cannot afford this type of PPE (personal protective equipment) or have applied for grants and been denied. A particulate hood protects firefighters from absorbing dangerous chemicals into their skin, covering the area around the head, neck, and ears, preventing carcinogens found in smoke from getting on the neck and head areas.
"Each Year, over 70 Firefighters die in the line of duty. Since 9/11, over 7000 Firefighters have been diagnosed with some form of cancer or a disabling health diagnosis,” said Tim Trainor, Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation President. These hoods are a minor step towards cancer mitigation and prevention. Cancer has become the number one killer of fire service members outpacing cardiac arrest in most recent years.”
The Trailer for a Cause auction will at 7 pm at the MNFFF’s 4th annual golf fundraiser for their Hoods 4 Heroes campaign. The online auction can be viewed at www.felling.com/our-company/trailer-for-a-cause.
Arrangements to be made for pick up at Felling Trailers’ manufacturing facility or delivery (freight extra).