Firefighters Grateful to Citizens: The Troup County Fire Department Collects $3,749.57 for Burn Foundation

The Troup County Fire Department has collected $3,749.57 for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation during its three-day Give Burns the Boot Drive held May 25th, 26th and 27th.

The Troup County Fire Department was one of nearly 100 fire departments throughout the State of Georgia that participated in the 27th annual Give Burns the Boot fund raiser, benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

“Final tallies as to how much this year’s project raised overall were not available at press time, but we would like to thank all of our citizens for their generous support” said Lt. Norman Robinson, Boot Drive coordinator for the Troup County Fire Department. In its first 26 years, this event raised more than $14.5 million statewide for the GFBF.

Funds collected through he boot drive will be used to help support the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s mission of partnering with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.

Local firefighters who helped in this year’s project include all Troup County Firefighters.