Photos: Milwaukee Fire Dept., Operation Warm present 1,000 new coats to MPS students

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Fire Department and Operation Warm presented 1,000 new coats on Monday to all students at two MPS schools as well as the homeless program.

The photos below show students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Riley School, 2124 S. 4th Street, receiving their coats. Students at MPS’ Kluge School, 5760 N. 67th Street, received coats as well. The schools were selected based upon need.

You can learn more about Operation Warm and its partnership with the Milwaukee Fire Department at the Operation Warm website.

The coats arrived by fire truck — and cadets, firefighters and local leaders helped students try on their new coats. MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing, state Rep. Jon Richards, state Rep.-elect Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee School Board Director Meagan Holman, Milwaukee School Board Director Mark Sain and Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association President Dave Seager all took part in the events.

Milwaukee Public Schools is grateful for their generosity and the generosity of all of our community partners!