In The Know with Gino: Chattanooga Firefighters Gear Up for Annual Fill the Boot Campaign in Support of Muscular Dystrophy Association

Chattanooga, TN – The courageous men and women of the Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) are ready to hit the streets once again to show their unwavering support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

This week, on Friday (4/28) and Saturday (4/29), members of the CFD will be stationed at various locations across the area, actively participating in the annual Fill the Boot campaign.

Last year’s Fill the Boot campaign was an incredible success, with the Chattanooga firefighters raising an astounding $33,000 thanks to their relentless fundraising efforts and the incredible support from the community. This year, they aim to surpass that amount and make an even greater impact in the lives of individuals and families affected by neuromuscular diseases.

For an impressive 69 years, firefighters have stood on the front lines of the battle against neuromuscular diseases, teaming up with the MDA to raise critical funds. Their dedicated efforts have helped ensure that effective treatments and therapies are continually developed and made available to those in need.

The Fill the Boot campaign has become an iconic symbol of hope and solidarity, as firefighters stand alongside busy roads and intersections, collecting donations from motorists and pedestrians alike. The sight of firefighters holding their boots high, urging passersby to contribute, has become a cherished tradition in Chattanooga.

Every dollar dropped into the boots directly contributes to the ongoing efforts of the MDA and brings hope to countless families facing the challenges of neuromuscular diseases. These funds go toward research, patient care, and comprehensive support services that enhance the quality of life for individuals living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases.

The Chattanooga community has always shown tremendous support for the Fill the Boot campaign, recognizing the vital importance of the work being done by the CFD and the MDA. Residents and visitors are encouraged to join the cause by generously donating to the firefighters during the designated fundraising days.

As the Chattanooga firefighters prepare to don their gear and take to the streets, they carry with them the spirit of compassion and determination that has defined their profession for generations. Their commitment to supporting the MDA and the fight against neuromuscular diseases is a testament to their selflessness and unwavering dedication to serving the community.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. Through research, advocacy, and comprehensive support services, the MDA strives to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by these conditions. The Fill the Boot campaign is one of the MDA’s most successful fundraising initiatives, made possible by the support and partnership of firefighters across the country.

For more information about the Muscular Dystrophy Association, please visit

SOURCE: Newschannel 9