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Firefighters to "Fill the Boot" for MDA in parking lots this weekend

Firefighters will be across Fort Wayne looking to "Fill the Boot."

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 10:01 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2019 10:15 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne firefighters are hoping the community will help the Muscular Dystrophy Association this weekend.

Firefighters will be across Fort Wayne looking to "Fill the Boot."

For year, firefighters collected on street corners.

However, Fort Wayne fire chief Eric Lahey won't allow on duty firefighters stand in the public right-of-way over safety concerns.

"We see it each day. We see distracted driving, people driving too fast, not getting stopped," said City of Fort Wayne spokesman John Perlich.

"We're trying to work as much as possible the great efforts the Muscular Dystrophy Association makes. This year you'll look for firefighters in parking lots," said Fort Wayne Firefighters Union president Jeremy Bush.

Firefighters will be collecting donations Thursday, August 29 - Tuesday, September 3.

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