Trinity Health’s Pediatric Unit were the recent benefactors of the Minot Fire Department. On Friday, the Firefighters Local Union #1157 donated $335 to the Trinity Health Foundation, for Trinity Health’s Pediatric Unit.
Twelve firefighters from the city of Minot’s four fire stations participated in No Shave November; however, due to regulations, their extraneous facial hair was limited to mustaches, said Danny Raymond, a firefighter with the Minot Fire Department. The fire department threw ideas around and the thought of donating to the Pediatric Unit was agreed upon, Raymond said, noting that “quite a few” of the firefighters have had children who were patients in Trinity Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Raymond said.
Candice Starr, RN, nurse manager of the Pediatric Unit, said the funds would be used for decoration on the Pediatric floor, which is located on the sixth floor at Trinity Hospital. The décor would help revitalize the unit to make it look less sterile and more kid-friendly.