On March 29, fire fighters from departments throughout the northeast gathered at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut for MDA’s annual Fill the Boot Camp event. The goal of the one-day gathering is to provide fire fighters with the training and information needed to have a successful Fill the Boot season and to celebrate the accomplishments . . .
In 2017, the Bryan, Texas, fire department raised a personal record of $42,000 Filling the Boot for MDA. But fundraising is just one of many ways the Bryan fire fighters have positively impacted the lives of MDA families. Their commitment to MDA, which goes back more than 30 years, has expanded significantly since Daniel Buford joined the department five years ago. Daniel, who is the president of IAFF Local 1204 in Bryan, has reinvigorated the fire department’s volunteer efforts and found news ways to engage with the local MDA community…
Aaron, 16, is an avid fan of rock music from ’70s to the ’90s — he looks up all the facts about songs, composers and artists as he is listening to them. “He is a veritable fount of trivia on rock music,” says his dad, Richard. Aaron, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in early . . .
In 1986, the International Association of Firefighters completed a permanent tribute to its members, the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Memorial was founded to recognize and honor past and future professional firefighters and emergency medical personnel who are killed in the line of duty and to provide assistance to the . . .