Firefighters in Penn Valley and North San Juan are banding together to help raise 5,000 dollars to contribute to a new imaging device at the Women’s Imaging Center at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The firefighters are participating in 40 for 40, which stands for members of Station 40 in Smartsville running 40 miles through western Nevada County ending up at the hospital Saturday around 3:00 PM. Retired Fire Captain Dan Collins has come across the team in training several times recently.
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Station 40 Engineer and Team Captain Matt Brown says this is the second year that the team is running the forty mile course.
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For an additional challenge- fire fighters will be carrying hose packs or rolls of 100 feet of hose which firefighters routinely carry on vegetation fires. Last year Station 40 raised $2800 dollars and this year their goal is $5000 dollars.
Matt Brown and his co captain Nolan Hale will be at Paint The Town Pink on Thursday as well as donating an item to the silent auction in order to help raise the funds for the imaging equipment.
For more information on “40 for 40″ call the Sierra Nevada Hospital Foundation or visit the website. supportsierranevada.org.