Slocomb Fire-Rescue Holding their Annual "Fill the boot" TodayMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 26 2017 7:23 AM
Reminder to all Slocomb area citizens. Our annual "Fill the boot" fund drive will be May 26th and 27th at the intersection of Highway 103 and 52. This year we will be raising funds to purchase a washer extractor/ dryer for firefighters "turn out gear" ( firefighting suits).
Studies have shown firefighters are at a higher risk of cancer due to residual carcinogens trapped inside the fabric of firefighting gear after fires. Currently Slocomb firefighters have no way of properly washing their gear after fires or serious accidents when exposed to biohazards. We are asking for the communities help to take care of our first responders. This unit’s cost of $14,000 puts it out of reach for current budget funding.
If you will not be in town or driving by that weekend and want to help us in this worthy cause, donations can be mailed or dropped off to Slocomb Fire Rescue 324 South State Highway 103 Slocomb Alabama 36375.