Real Ranger: Community Steps and the Mt. Iron Fire Department

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It’s time to stock up on back to school supplies and clothes. And for some families, this can be very stressful. That’s why the Mt. Iron Fire Department launched their new Community Steps program.

"Thinking about students and going back to school, we wanted them to know their community was with them every step of the way," explained Laura Anderson, community outreach coordinator for the department.

Thanks to grant funding, they will be able to help kids pick out a pair of brand new shoes from Famous Footwear.

"People are grateful for donations. But it’s different when you can pick out your own brand new pair of name-brand shoes," Anderson added.

Plus, the kids will be treated to a tour of the fire hall and dinner. This will be the last week of August.

"Everybody is in this service to give back to the community," added Chief Mark Madden. "We’re looking for ways to expand that. The best way to fight fire is by preventing fire. And we want to get the kids engaged with fire prevention."

Families must be under the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines and receive SNAP/Free reduced lunches.

You do need to apply by Friday, August 20th.

For more information/an application, please email: or call 218-929-1625.