Trooper Island News Release
International Association of Firefighters Local #4431 and Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Firefighters Donate Life Jackets
Date of News Release: 04/06/2006
(Albany, KY) - On Thursday April 6, 2006 Shelbyville, Kentucky Firefighters Troy Witt, President of the Shelbyville IAFF (International Association of Firefighters) Local # 4431 and Sergeant Chris Miller Treasurer donated 36 Type III Personal Flotation Devices (Lifejackets) to be used at Trooper Island. The IAFF Local # 4431 and Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Firefighters raised funds to purchase new life jackets from the Bass Pro Shop Corporate Office in Springfield, Missouri for the added safety of children attending camp.
Trooper Island is a non-profit camp operated by the Kentucky State Police located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line. The camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long-range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky. The camp host over 700 hundred underprivileged boys and girls, ages 10-12, during the summer months, which may not have a chance to attend camp with no expense to the camper. Three camps for children with special needs such as PKU (phenylketonuria): an inherited disorder of body chemistry that, if untreated, can cause mental retardation; Hispanic: children of Hispanic culture; and Camp Bravehearts: children with heart complications. Trooper Island operates solely from donations and all donations are tax deductible. For further information on Trooper Island visit the Trooper Island web site at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm