Red Deer firefighters plan annual Christmas tree pick-up

Red Deer firefighters plan annual Christmas tree pick-up

Red Deer firefighters will once again provide Christmas tree pick-up service for Red Deerians.

Residents can place trees, with decorations and stands removed, on their front lawns beginning Jan. 6.

“Christmas tree pick-up is not funded by the City of Red Deer and we rely on donations to keep the annual campaign alive,” said Dan Henschel with IAFF Red Deer Local 1190.

“With the increase in artificial trees, our donations have rapidly declined over the last ten years.”

Donations to the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity can be made diretly to the firefighters picking up the trees, or mailed using the pre-addressed envelope left in residents’ mailboxes. Receipts can be issued upon request.

Donations are used to support local children’s charities.