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File #: 32079    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing fire fighters employed by the City of Madison to continue participating in the partnership between the International Association of Fire Fighters and the MDA by soliciting for donations during the annual “Fill the Boot" campaign.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Enactment date: 11/20/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00839
Title: Authorizing fire fighters employed by the City of Madison to continue participating in the partnership between the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association by soliciting for donations during the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. 19843.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
11/19/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/6/20131 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required. The increased exposure created by these activities is managed through the street use permit process.
Title
Authorizing fire fighters employed by the City of Madison to continue participating in the partnership between the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association by soliciting for donations during the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign.
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WHEREAS, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the labor organization that represents the 300,000 professional fire fighters who serve the public by saving lives and protecting property in cities and governmental units throughout the United States and Canada; and,

WHEREAS, the IAFF is the single largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and its annual Labor Day telethon; and,

WHERES, since 1954, when it first initiated its partnership with the MDA, IAFF members have raised over $300 Million toward the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases; and,

WHEREAS, the contributions generated through the efforts of fire fighters also go towards MDA’s summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other programs; and,

WHEREAS, each year fire fighters raise millions of dollars nationwide through their passionate Fill the Boot campaigns, in which fire fighters greet motorists, shoppers and others and collect donations of money to MDA in their fire boots; and,

WHEREAS, the commitment of the fire fighters to the cause of MDA has further elevated their image as extraordinary professionals who not only put their own lives at stake to save others from fires, explosions, structural collapses, and other disasters but also as heroes helping to work toward saving the lives of the innocent victims of neuromuscular diseases; and,

WHEREAS, the devoted support of IAFF members to the MDA not only provides significant financial assistance to finding a cure for th...

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