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Albion Firefighters Support MDA
Firfighters Zack Flory and MDA Chairperson/Firefighter nner Lock
   Firfighters Zack Flory and MDA
      Chairperson/Firefighter nner Lock
Albion Volunteer Firefighters will participating in the Labor Day MDA Fill the Boot Campaign on Friday, August 29th & 30th from 3 to 6 PM at the stoplight a State Road 8 & 9 . Shown are Firefighter MDA Campaign Chairperson, Tanner Lock on the right and Firefighter Zack Flory holding MDA Campaign poster. Firefighters nationally have rallied to supported the charitable efforts to help find a cure for the disease of muscular dystrophy that has effected millions in the United States. Please note the history of MDA sponsorship below First national sponsors on board In the early 1950s, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the International Association of Fire Fighters became the two first national sponsors for the Association. The NALC quickly established a nationwide door-to-door campaign for MDA and continues to support MDA as a national sponsor today. The inaugural door-to-door campaign was heralded by a special two-hour, coast-to-coast television show hosted by Martin and Lewis called “Television Party for Muscular Dystrophy Honoring the Letter Carriers of America for Their Volunteer March for Mercy.” In the same time frame, a group of families affected by muscular dystrophy approached Local 718 fire station in Boston to ask professional fire fighters to help fight muscular dystrophy. Responding enthusiastically, the fire fighters took to the streets with their boots in hand to ask greater Boston to make donations that would be used to fight muscular dystrophy. The Fill the Boot® campaign was an instant success, with the IAFF membership passing a resolution to support the Association’s fight against muscular dystrophy until treatments and cures are found. Nearly 60 years later, professional fire fighters and the IAFF continue their tradition of being the No. 1 fundraising organization for MDA.

 
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Severe Weather Warnings

The Albion Fire Department will be testing the area tornado sirens at 7 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month when there is no threatening weather conditions.

 

A TORNADO WATCH means that weather conditions are right for the formation of tornados and you should make preparations to secure loose items outside and be ready to take cover should a tornado warning be issued.

 

A TORNDO WARNING means that a tornado has been sighted either by weather spotters or radar in the area and you and your family should that immediate cover. (Albion area sirens will sound at high patch for 3 minutes)

 

Sirens are not always audible and citizens are strongly encourage to purchase a NOAA weather radio that will also warn you of ALL area hazards including tornado watches and warnings. For more information about NOAA weather radios click on this link: http://www.weather.gov/nwr/ http://weatherradiosdirect.com/

 

NOAA Weather radios can be purchased at local retailers or online from sites like the Weather Radios Direct link: http://weatherradiosdirect.com/

 
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