Firefighters are trained for speed, and on Tuesday they put that skill to use during a shopping spree for a good cause.
The Carson City firefighters came out to the Walmart on Market Street with over $1,500 in hand - money they raised to buy new toys for the kids in The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program.
"Y'know, right now they have hundreds of kids who need stuff. Today our group is specifically girls between 7 and 13, so we have a group of guys here shopping for girls...it's a lot of fun," says Bob Schreihans of the Carson City Firefighters Association.
The shopping spree is a big step toward The Salvation Army's goal of distributing more than 3,000 new toys for Christmas in the Capital City. But so far, only 1,000 have been collected for the kids on their list.
Wednesday is the last day you can donate a new, unwrapped toy. Just drop them off at the Carson City Salvation Army, at 661 Colorado Street.
The toys will be handed out Thursday.
Written by John Potter