When a fire fighter holds out that boot in Houston, standing in 105-degree heat, or in Cleveland,
raising funds in near-zero [degree] temperatures, they know that their personal commitment will
benefit those with muscle disease. This level of trust made our relationship with MDA work back 
in 1954 — and until there is a cure, we plan to continue the partnership."

IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger

How it Works

Fire fighters, find your IAFF local and create a Fill the Boot online fundraising page.

Ask friends and family to donate in person, but to also visit the website and support you!

Your support gives families affected by muscular dystrophy hope for the future and support in the present.

Get Started

Online Goal:

Now you can Fill the Boot® online! Support a fire fighter!

When fire fighters support MDA it’s one more way they save lives:

MDA Invests more to fight muscular dystrophy than any other nonprofit organization in the United States.

More new drugs are expected to be in development in the next five years than in the previous five decades.

MDA expects the number of promising human clinical trials to double in the next five years.