[Michael Valente(left), Palisades Park Chief Fire Inspector, and KACE NJ Interns]

On July 20, 2012, the KACE interns met with Mr. Michael Valente, Palisades Park Chief Fire Inspector. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the Palisades Park fire department of our intentions. We are planning to help the department raise funds as well as inform the community of fire hazards and ways to help the department in other various ways.

Funding for fire departments is always tight, and therefore could use any help that they can get. We intend to outreach to the Korean American community for funding via door to door fundraising as well as online donations. With increased Korean American participation, greater ties may be built with the fire department.

Volunteering is another crucial way to aid the departments. There can never be enough volunteers for the department. However, most people aren’t very knowledgeable of the process of volunteering at the department, so our group plans to go to education centers and local businesses.

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