If you were driving along South Avenue in Boardman today you may have seen Boardman Firefighters in the middle of the street. That’s because of their annual Boot Drive. Proceeds collected benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The International Fire Fighters Association is one of the largest national contributors to the MDA. Firefighters were on South Ave and Matthews Street from Nine A-M to One P-M This event allows people to interact with crews on a more personal level. PEOPLE SEE US ALL THE TIME DRIVING AROUND IN THE TRUCK. NOW THEY GET AN OPPORTUNITY THEY CAN STOP AND GIVE US A COUPLE DOLLARS TO PUT TOWARDS THE MDA. WE APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY’S SUPPORT. ANYTHING FROM CHANGE TO ANY MONEY THEY WANT TO GIVE WE GREATLY APPRECIATE.” They say it’s one of their biggest public interactions of the year.