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Milwaukee Fire Department donates winter coats to kids at Penfield Montessori Academy

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Fire Department is making sure kids are staying warm now that the weather is getting cold. 

The Fire Department dropped off new coats to kids at the Penfield Montessori Academy as part of the Fire Department's "Warm Up Winter" initiative. 

This year, firefighters will hand out 8,000 coats to students at dozens of Milwaukee schools. 

"It's hard to be in the winter and cold in Wisconsin without hats, coats, and mittens and many of our kids don't have that and come to school without until they get these coats," said Kathy Ronco, Executive Director Penfield Montessori Academy. 

"They're so happy, they're dancing. It's what it's all about and they won't miss school because of it," said Lt. Harold Johnson with the Milwaukee Fire Department. 

In addition to getting a new coat, kids also learned about fire safety. 

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