Rockford Firefighters Local 413 hosted an adopt-a-family program this year to make Christmas a little brighter for families in need, and provided some amazing holiday memories while they are at it. 

About 12 Rockford families would not have had any presents under their tree this Christmas if it wasn't for the giving hearts of the Rockford Fire Department. Monies raised by fundraisers and the membership fees from Rockford Firefighters Local 413 were used to buy all the presents on some very deserving family's wish lists, making this a Christmas no one will ever forget.

On a personal note, I am so proud to say a few of the amazing firemen featured in these pictures are some of my dear friends. Way to go Jason and Adam!


To see more pictures from this amazing program, check out the City of Rockford Firefighters Local 413's Facebook page or read more about one of the family's stories at