Old Fire Engine 8

A children's book dedicated to helping those in need and remembering the Colorado flood of September 12th, 2013

Two Colorado non-profit organizations, The Firefighter Community Compassion Fund (FCCF) in conjunction with Orphan’s Bridge (OB), have joined together in a fundraising campaign.  A children’s book, "Old Fire Engine 8," has been written to mark the one-year anniversary of the Colorado floods of September 2013. The story is about old fire engine 8 and the flood. The book was written by a Longmont Fire Battalion Chief and was illustrated by a very talented Boulder County high school student. Scroll down to meet our team.

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Meet Our Team

Jeff Peterson

Assistant Chief

Founding Board Member of FCCF

Founding Board Member of OB

Author "Old Fire Engine 8"

Rick VanderVelde "Vandy"

Operations Chief

Poudre Fire Authority

Founding Board Member and the creator of

Firefighter Community Compassion Fund

Jennifer Gracie

High School Art Student

Illustrator, "Old Fire Engine 8"

$15.00  per           soft cover book


Donations are also gladly accepted


Proceeds from book sales and donations are shared evenly by FCCF and OB

The first books should be available from the printer on September 12th

Summer was all done and with it the summer fun.
Winter would soon arrive.
The air was cool and the kids back at school.
The town was active and alive.
                                                                           pg. 1

Help us in Thanking

Can'd aid Foundation

for coming along side us as partners in printing this book.  Their generous grant of $5000 is going to help make this project a great success. Please support the CAN'D AID Foundation with a donation today.  Stop by Oskar Blues Brewery

tell them Old Fire Engine 8 sent you.

click on the can to go to CAN'D AID