Fire Fighters

Help Fill The Boot!

For 65 years, Fire Fighters have been supporting MDC and Canadians impacted by neuromuscular disorders. Due to COVID-19, Fire Fighters had to cancel their efforts to Fill the Boot this Spring.

However, the needs of those impacted by neuromuscular disorders cannot be cancelled. To support Fire Fighters and MDC clients, a new #filltheboot social media challenge has been launched where supporters upload a video of them filling the boot, make a donation to and challenge three friends to do the same. Help Fill the Boot today!

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is extremely proud to be affiliated with Fire Fighters and the longstanding partnership we have with them.

Fire Fighters have stood beside Muscular Dystrophy Canada since the beginning. In 1954 the founder of MDC, Dr. David Green wanted to raise money to help fund research for his son and other clients impacted by neuromuscular disorders. He reached out to the Toronto Fire Fighters to ask for help and a tradition began. Since 1954, Fire Fighters have been Muscular dystrophy Canada’s largest network of supporters, delivering an impact that has been felt for decades.

More than 600 Fire Departments and Associations across Canada raise more than $3 Million annually in support of MDC. Each year, career and volunteer Fire Fighters give their time and help “Fill the Boot” by organizing various events like boot drives, rooftop campouts, stair climbs, ladder sits, car washes, raffles, sporting events and truck pulls in support of more than 50,000 Canadians who are impacted by neuromuscular disorders.

Thank you to these incredible Fire Fighters who are ignited by passion, fueled by hope.

If you’re a Fire Fighter you can Take Action by:

  • Supporting and participating in your Department’s / Association’s Muscular Dystrophy Canada fundraising event
  • Organizing a fundraising event in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Attending a Walk for Muscular Dystrophy
  • Becoming the MD Chairperson for your Department/Association
  • Contacting Muscular Dystrophy Canada to find out how you or your Department / Association can be involved by calling 1-800-567-2873 or emailing
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Fire Fighter Events

Alberni Valley Firefighters – Fill the Boot
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all day
Chetwynd Firefighters – Fill the Boot
Sep 24 all day
Pitt Meadows Fire Rescue Services – Fill the Boot
Sep 25 all day
Richmond Firefighters – Fill the Boot
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all day
Port Moody Firefighters – Fill the Boot
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all day
17 Wing CFB Winnipeg Fire Department – Fill the Boot
Oct 7 all day
Mississippi Mills Fire Department – Almonte Station Fill the Boot
Oct 9 all day
Richmond Firefighters – Fill the Boot
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all day