On the morning of Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Lakeside Firefighters were out in force collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fire crews along with off duty personnel were deployed around the community doing the Fill the Boot for the MDA event. The MDA has had a close relationship with the fire service since they started working together in 1954. This partnership has raised over $275 million dollars (nationally) over its almost 60-year history. The Lakeside Fire Protection District is happy to contribute to this cause and our citizens have proven that they love to help as well.
|A little Lakeside resident learning early to donate to those in need|
Lakeside firefighters were able to raise $4,044.74 thanks to the help of the community. As we always see when we host these kinds of fund raisers, the citizens of Lakeside are incredibly generous. To be able to raise over $4,000 in just two and half hours shows how charitable this community is; and for that the Lakeside Fire Protection District and the MDA thank you!
|Engineer Smith and FF/PM Watte jump on the bus|
|FF/PM Poynter with some admiring fans|
|Captain Culkin filling his boot and his caffeine quota for the day|
|Engineer Vasquez and Captain Molloy Filling the boot|
Story by: Captain Bernie Molloy