Fresno Fire Department
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Kerri L. Donis
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911 H Street
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-4199
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KidsIn 1994, Fresno Firefighters Local 753 decided to create a program that would not only help the children it was designed for, but also help boost the image of the city. This is when a program known as "Firefighters Creating Memories" was formed. During the course of the Big Fresno Fair, a family with a child who has special needs is selected for an all expenses paid day at the fair escorted by off duty firefighters. The family and firefighters are given free admission, and the firefighters spend the day helping the family enjoy the fair the best ways possible. Firefighters can be seen assisting the children onto rides that might otherwise have not been able to enjoy, or simply assisting families through the fair. The firefighters do everything in their power to ensure the child and the family have a safe, fun, and memorable day at the Big Fresno Fair.