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TriStar Centennial Medical Center Sponsors Operation Warm Hero’s Challenge

Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer

Hero’s Challenge will raise money to buy winter coats for an entire Metro Nashville Public School.

Nashville, TN (March 7, 2018) – TriStar Centennial Medical Center became the first corporate partner for the upcoming IAFF Local 140 Hero’s  Challenge scheduled for May 5, 2018 at the Nashville Fire Department Training Academy located at 2601 Buena Vista Pike, Nashville TN 37218.

The IAFF Local 140 and The Nashville Fire Department are hosting the challenge to raise money for Operation Warm. In December Nashville Firefighters distributed more than 1,400 brand-new winter coats to students at Paragon Mills Elementary School.

 “We are so appreciative of TriStar Centennial’s support in this important effort to make sure that children have a brand-new warm coat this winter,” NFD Director Chief William Swann said. “Partnerships like this between the Nashville Fire Department and our community partners are vital to our ongoing mission of providing the best care to the people of Davidson County.”

TriStar Centennial’s President & CEO Scott Cihak presented at $500 check to Nashville Fire Department Director Chief William Swann and Hero’s Challenge organizer NFD EMT Chelsea Kempchinsky at NFD Headquarters, Wednesday.

“We are incredibly grateful for great service and support that the men and women of the Nashville Fire Department provide our great city each and every day,” said Scott Cihak, President & CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center.  “It is our absolute pleasure to partner with our community’s first responders and support Operation Warm that will help ensure more kids receive a brand new coat to keep them warm during the cold season.”

The Hero’s Challenge consists of physical challenges including an individual Recruit Training Challenge consisting of obstacles NFD Fire Recruits must successfully complete to be considered for the Nashville Fire Department Training Academy.

There is also a Fire Truck Pull Team Challenge for teams of 10 people.  The goal is to pull a full-sized truck 75 feet. The team to cross the line fastest wins.
Registration is now open for the event.


Hero’s Challenge Sign Up

Operation Warm 2017 Coat Donation

NFD Director Chief Swann, TriStar Centennial Medical President & CEO Scott Cihak and NFD EMT and Hero's Challenge Organizer Chelsea Kempchinsky