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Firefighters' boot drive raises $9,500
Derek Rooney at the annual boot drive. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

The annual boot drive by Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters raised $9,500 last Saturday for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

During the Peach Festival, firefighters stood near the intersections of Queen and Mississauga streets, and on the corner of King and Queen, collecting donations from bypassers and vehicles. 

About 25 past members and retirees from Station as well as volunteers from Station 2 participated in the drive, said deputy fire chief Nick Ruller.

“The firefighter involvement in the community goes beyond responding to fire calls and training. So this kind of community involvement gives an opportunity to give back,” Ruller said.

“It’s encouraging. It adds a sense of community and connection for the firefighters to the members of the community.”