Group provides rehab for firefighters in Texas heat
The nonprofit organization has 12 volunteers, many who attended a citizen fire academy; they provide help when the weather is extreme
LITTLE ELM, Texas — Even the life savers need a little help sometimes, and that’s where Kim Groff comes in.
Groff is the president of Box 620: a group of about 12 volunteers out of Little Elm who provide rehab to fire departments and first responders in eastern Denton County. "We try to have everything that any first responder, that we can provide extra service to them," said Groff.
The group has their own rehab truck that they custom built out on a small bus and stock with everything from water, Gatorade, and food to fans, chairs and even a mobile bathroom. Box 620 has worked with about 10 different agencies in Denton County, generally responding to calls in Little Elm’s mutual aid district, but rehab teams like theirs exist in or work with most Metroplex fire departments.
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