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Hackensack firefighters ‘Fill the Boot’ on city streets with $4,000 for MDA

Photo Credit: Courtesy TIMMY RICE
Photo Credit: Courtesy TIMMY RICE

SHOUT OUT: Hackensack firefighters and their families celebrated their 35th year of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Fill the Boot Drive” by hittting the street yesterday and raising $4,000.

It was an “all hands” operation for more than two dozen on- and off-duty members of Hackensack Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2081 and Hackensack Professional Fire Officers IAFF Local 3172, accompanied by their loved ones.

They also had a special visit from Kaitlin Spreen, one of their local MDA representatives and a summer camp attendee.

Fireman/ MDA Coordinator Timmy Rice asked Kaitlin if she was ready for this year’s camp.

She said she was so excited, “I follow a count clock on my phone.”

120 days to go, she said.

The firefighters have another boot drive set for Labor Day weekend, in tandem with the MDA’s annual telethon.

They’re hoping to reach their fundraising goal of $10,000, which will be used towards MDA research, medicine, muscle therapy, and the much anticipated summer camp.

PHOTOS: Courtesy TIMMY RICE

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the International Association of FireFighters efforts in filling the boot for the MDA.

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