Tuesday, December 30, 2014


For six decades, fire fighters nationwide have fueled MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases.  Collectively, Richmond area firefighters to include Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico Counties, along with Richmond City, pledged to raise over $225,000 (of which Richmond’s goal was $100,000) for the local families served by MDA.  The funds raised through 2014 Richmond area Fill the Boot events will help support MDA's programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center in Wakefield, VA.

I’m very proud to announce that the Region raised $273,000.  The final results are in and not only did we meet our goal, we exceeded it by collecting a total of $138,845.23.  “Thanks to your teamwork, effort, and dedication to serve others” says this year’s MDA Coordinator Battalion Chief Warren A. Cersley.  A special acknowledgment goes out to Engine 13 and Rescue 1 “C” Platoon for collecting $26,458.01, this year highest individual total.