|FOP News & Information (2.6.11)|
FOP NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2012
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Again this year, the Fraternal Order of Police has been able to obtain a large quantity of hand-sanitizer for distribution to its members. We have enough Germ-X brand, individually packaged, hand-sanitizing wipes to provide each street level unit (districts, Special Operations, and traffic) with five boxes of 100 wipes.
Use of hand-sanitizing wipes has proven to be effective in killing 99.9% of many common harmful germs and helps protect against MRSA and other diseases. In addition to cleaning hands, these wipes can be used to sanitize vehicle steering wheels and other commonly touched surfaces.
During this time of manpower shortage at NOPD, as both Mardi Gras and the flu season approach, it is our duty to do all in our power to stay healthy and report to work for each shift. We owe it to our community, we owe it to our brother and sister officers.
The FOP will be distributing the hand-sanitizer at our meeting Thursday night, and we ask each district and other street-level unit to send a representative to pick up their allotment.
CHARITY COMPETITION WITH NOFD
FOP Trustee Chris Landry is forming a team to challenge the New Orleans Fire Department in raising money for childhood cancer research. NOPD / FOP team members are being sought to participate by SHAVING THEIR HEADS during the St. Baldrick's Foundation Shave the Way to Conquer Kids' Cancer! event, which will take place in the 8300 block of Oak Street on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. While battling cancer, children lose not only their hair but years of their childhood, and sometimes their lives. In comparison to their struggle, shaving our heads is a very small sacrifice and the money raised at this event will make a difference for children with cancer now and well into the future.
Last year NOFD's Team Red beat NOPD's Team Blue by a hair. Let's take the trophy back home this year.
The Fraternal Order of Police is committed to participating in community, civic and charitable events. We thank Chris Landry for taking the lead on this project.
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