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The NMPFFA works with MDA all over New Mexico to improve our members involvement, increase the donations collected from the community and send our own fire fighters to MDA Camp as counsillors for kids with muscular dystrophy. Fire fighters have long had a special relationship with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This year the Albuquerque  Fire Fighters raised $53,108, Bernalillo County Fire Fighters giving them hell by raising $21,863, double from last year. Up north, Santa Fe Local 2059 raised $13,000, Los Alamos Local 3276 improved to $5,000. Farmington raised $9,600. Some Locals are not participating, often because their city won't allow them to stand on the street and collect because of misapplication of anti-panhandling laws. These can be temporarily waived during the Fill the Boot campaign! The NMPFFA will assist your Local in working with your government to find a way to allow you to participate. Contact us for ideas. We also have applications for Camp Counsillors which should be submitted by early spring. Contact Emily Kane NMPFFA President at 710-7101 or Amanda Bassett at 505-828-1331.

Dec 22, 2009

This year we are proud to announce that the New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters have reached the 100K benchmark in Statewide funds raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Top honors go to the Albuquerque Chapter of Local 244 for their most money raised total of $69,094. Bernalillo County Chapter of Local 244 raised $17,488, making this local chapter the most improved. In a three way tie, Los Alamos Local  3279 raised $7550, Santa Fe Local 2059 raised $7550 and Farmington Local 2850 raised $7548, which is remarkable. Sunland Park Local 4737 with $2477 is the rookie of the year along with Gallup Local 4296 bringing in $1521. The MDA Coordinator of 2009 goes to Ahren Griego for his hard work organizing the fund raising for the AFD. He deserves lots of credit for motivating the fire fighters and the proof is in the result. Other Locals involved in MDA fundraising are Las Cruces Local 2362 raising $2100, Carlsbad Local 1687 raising $1300, Deming Local 4251 raising $1000 and Artesia Local 3814 raising $750. The grand Total for all the Locals in the State of New Mexico is $118,378, a new record and the first time our state's fire fighters have raised over $100,000. Way to go!

Dec 22, 2008

The New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to announce the results of the MDA Awards for 2008. Many locals participated and we almost obtained 100K in donations this year in New Mexico. Per the IAFF statistics, averaging money raised by the 13 IAFF Locals who participated this year, the average amount raised per fire fighter in New Mexico was $94. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is working with the IAFF and the NMPFFA to raise the Fill The Boot amount to $100 per member next year!

The awards for this year are as follows:

Most Money Raised- Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters Local 244, City Chapter raising $53,108.

Most Improved Local- Los Alamos Fire Fighters Local 3279, $5000.

Rookie of the Year-Las Cruces Fire Fighters Local 2362, $9745.

MDA Coordinator of the Year South Region- Robert Sanchez, Carlsbad Local 1687               North Region- Santa Fe Local 2059  Central Region-Ahren Griego Albuquerque City Chapter Local 244

Honorable Mention- Albuqueruqe Area Fire Fighters Local 244, Bernalillo County Chapter, back in action raising $21,863.

MDA Camp Councillor of the Year- Ray Garcia, Las Cruces Local 2362

Feb 27, 2008

This year at the 2007 Convention there were many awards given to the locals and the people who assisted with the Fill-The-Boot drives for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Here is a summary of the awards:

"Most Money Raised" Local 244 City Chapter

"Most Improved" Local 2059 Santa Fe City

"Best Camp Councilor" Local 2362 Las Cruces Ray Garcia

"Rookie of the Year" Local 2850 Farmington

"Honorable Mention" Local 3814 Artesia & Local 4296 Gallup

MDA Coordinator of the Year- Stein Lein Local 2850 Farmington, Robert Sanchez Local 1687 Carlsbad, & Diana Speakman Local 244 Bernalillo County Chapter

MDA Leadership Award- Chief John Garcia Bernalillo County Fire Department

The winners received plaques and acclaimation at the 2007 NMPFFA Convention & Convention Banquet on November 17th. Next year we will be doing the same contest. The NMPFFA and the MDA work together to sponsor the awards and promote fundraising for MDA in our fire fighter locals. If you wish to help and have any great ideas please contact Amanda at 828-1331.

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