Tyler Fire Department raises record amount during Fill-the-Boot campaign


Tyler firefighters raised a record amount of money during their annual Fill-the-Boot campaign,from April 24 through April 30. 

The department raised $54,087.04, more than double the amount raised in 2016, according to a press release. 

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association have been partners in the fundraiser for more than 50 years.

Tyler Fire Chief Davide Coble said he would like to give a big thank you to the citizens of Tyler for taking the time to drop your cash and coins into a boot. The generous donations are helping our community get closer to finding cures for Muscular Dystrophy.



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I am a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college for a journalism degree. I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016.

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