|The Firemen's 5k was established in 1999 by Gary Stevenson in memory of the firefighters who
died while fighting a church fire in Lake Worth, Texas. The 5k originally began as a way to benefit
the familes. However, in 2001 the families decided to continue the 5k in Phillip Dean's and Brian
Collin's memory and for one hundred percent of the proceeds to benefit The Compassionate
Friends and The WARM Place. Both of these organizations are grief support groups to aid people
when a loved one has died. It is a way to give back to the community who so generously gave after
the death of these fine young men. The tradition continues to honor Brian and Phillip and the great
men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep others safe.
May 25, 2013
Arborlawn United Methodist Church
|Frequently Asked Questions
|In light of the recent tragedy in
West, a portion of our
proceeds will be donated to
the West Fire Department!