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Firefighters brave heat to fill boots for MDA

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington firefighters braved the heat today for a good cause. They are taking part this weekend in the "Fill the Boot" campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

They are standing outside several stores and restaurants around town, including Chick-Fil-A, in temperatures they are pretty used to being in. Firefighters say despite the poor economy people are still donating anything they can.

"Even though it's hard times for everybody, they're still willing to give and help out, and it's good for the kids, and they could use it," Capt. Sam Morris said.

Firefighters say it's also convenient for people to come in to Chick-Fil-A for lunch and leave with not just food, but a good feeling of charity as well.

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THIS IS RIDICULOUS THAT THESE GUYS ARE OUT IN THIS EXCESSIVE HEAT FOR THIS. Why cant they use firefighters that are not on duty that day? These guys don't go home after "filling the boot", they gto back to the station to work another 14 hrs or so. I feel sorry for them, The taxpayers are the ones paying for this in more ways than one- "worn-out firefighters " responding to emergency calls being the main one.
WHY CANT THIS BE DONE IN A COLLOER MONTH?

DISIPOINTED IN THE WFD CHIEF,

CC

This is absurd to have them

This is absurd to have them out in this heat unless it’s an emergency. This is waste of taxpayer money, time and resources. I feel sorry for them. Why can’t this be done in Feb or March? I’m all for fund raising, just not the firefighters in the heat.
I really hope they have a quite day, but I doubt it- it is Friday. Hey Brass---Think about your fellow man !
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