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Firefighters will no longer stand in city streets for "Fill the Boot" campaign

A statement from Chief Eric Lahey cited safety as the main concern.

Posted: Aug 17, 2018 1:55 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- On August 23rd through the 25th, Fort Wayne firefighters will hit the city again for the "Fill the Boots" campaign to benefit the Northeast Indiana Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

But this year the city is not allowing crews to stand in the streets to fund raise as they have in past years. Instead they will be positioned in front of areas such as shopping centers. 

A statement from Chief Eric Lahey cited safety as the main concern. 

“Positioning our firefighters in the right-of-way on City streets puts their safety at risk. It also puts the safety of drivers at risk. We encourage the community to look for our very visible fire engines and firefighters August 23 – 25 during our “Fill the Boot” campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”
-Chief Eric Lahey

Additionally, a city ordinance prohibits the use of public right-of-ways for the purpose of selling goods and solicitations. 

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