​Felling Trailers Announces 2021 Trailer for a Cause Auction Dates

​Felling Trailers Announces 2021 Trailer for a Cause Auction Dates

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Felling Trailers, Inc. is conducting its ninth annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Felling Trailers wants to help generate awareness about the hidden health dangers and cancer risks firefighters face while serving and beyond. Thus, the company manufactured and painted one of its most popular trailers the signature fire engine red with custom fire engine gold pinstriping, also bearing the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation emblem. 

The online auction of the trailer will run for seven days from Sept. 5-11. Several Felling Trailers suppliers have joined to support MNFFF by sponsoring the trailer build, from lighting to tires to decking. The 2021 Trailer for a Cause sponsors are Trans-Texas, PPG, Dexter, Sealco, Peterson, Industrial Wood, Demco, Pacific Rim, and Metal Crafters/Flexco. One hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation.

MNFFF’s mission is to provide funding and resources for the state's 774 fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. The foundation is dedicated to helping maintain the highest level of public safety in its communities. 

MNFFF’s Hoods 4 Heroes campaign goal is to provide 500 particulate hoods to those departments who cannot afford this type of PPE or have applied for grants and been denied. A particulate hood protects firefighters from absorbing dangerous chemicals into their skin, covering the area around the head, neck and ears while providing protection from carcinogens.

"Each year, over 70 firefighters die in the line of duty," says Tim Trainor, president of the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation. "Since 9/11, over 7,000 firefighters have been diagnosed with some form of cancer or a disabling health diagnosis. These hoods are a minor step towards cancer mitigation and prevention. Cancer has become the number one killer of fire service members outpacing cardiac arrest in most recent years."

The Trailer for a Cause auction will start on Sunday, Sept. 5 at noon and will run for seven days, ending Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the MNFFF’s fourth annual golf fundraiser for its Hoods 4 Heroes campaign. The online auction can be viewed here. Arrangements to be made for pick up at Felling Trailers’ manufacturing facility or delivery (freight extra). 


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