Local firefighters with green thumbs are helping keep kids warm this fall and winter.

Boise firefighters have grown about 3,000 pumpkins behind Fire Station 10, located at McMillan and Cloverdale roads.

Saturday, families got to pick out a pumpkin and raise funds to help local children.

Proceeds go to Operation Warm and the Coats For Kids Foundation.

"Last year we were able to raise $6,500, and this year, we've got even more pumpkins. Like I said, 3,000 pumpkins this year," said Travis Schlabs of Boise Firefighters Local 149. "It gets bigger every year, we've got even more people showing up today. We were jam-packed 30 minutes into the event this morning."
In addition to the pumpkin patch, there was a corn maze, a bounce house and a safety demonstration from Boise firefighters.