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Filling the boots
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Kids got a firemans helmet and got to sit at the wheel of the departments ladder truck during the Rincon Fire Department's Fill the Boot drive. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue

The Rincon Fire Department held its annual boot drive in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Sept. 10, tying in their efforts with the 9/11 anniversary instead of the usual Labor Day collection.

The department took in more than $5,200, along with the $800 they collected during the Springfield Independence Day fireworks show. Kids also got a fireman’s helmet and got to sit at the wheel of the department’s ladder truck, and more than 75 kids did so, according to Chief Corey Rahn.