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EAGLE COUNTY – To raise money for Eagle Valley High School’s football team, kids can pull a night shift with the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District. The overnight adventure includes supper, some education about firefighter, bunking at the fire house and breakfast in the morning. If the fire crews are called to an emergency, the kids will listen to the action on the radio. The cost for two kids and one adult is $150, with the money benefiting the football team. Kids in first through fifth grade can attend along with an adult family member. “Kids will learn about the history of our department and will have an opportunity for various activities which could include a night-time fire truck ride, a training tour or a ride on our tower,” Fire Chief Jon Asper said. “This is another way for us to teach younger kids about fire safety and to also help our local high school football players.” Eagle Valley High School football coach John Ramunno says he’s honored by the department’s contribution. “Our local firefighters are heroes and are the ultimate role models for kids,” Ramunno said. “We’re fortunate that these men and women are out there protecting us and we’re amazed at how much time they give to the community, including Eagle Valley Football.”For more information on the fund-raiser, call 328-2301.