Tamms fire fighters have 'Fill the Boot' drive to fund training - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Tamms fire fighters have 'Fill the Boot' drive to fund training

Tamms fire department is having a 'Fill the Boot' drive to raise money for training (Source: Mike Mohundro). Tamms fire department is having a 'Fill the Boot' drive to raise money for training (Source: Mike Mohundro).
c c
(Source: Mike Mohundro) (Source: Mike Mohundro)
TAMMS, IL (KFVS) -

Tamms fire department is having a 'Fill the Boot' drive to raise money for training. 

It's being held at the intersection of Route 3 and Highway 127 Sunday in Alexander County, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

According to Tamms Fire Chief Jesse Kerr, they are raising funds to send six fire fighters to winter fire school in late January in Champaign.

The training will deal with fighting winter fires and is with the Winter Fire Service Institute. It costs about $2000 for the six fire fighters to make the trip.

The fire department's goal is $800 dollars on Sunday.

Kerr says they already have $1200 covered for the trip, but need money to cover hotel rooms and gasoline.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • This week in music: 2001 J-Lo

    This week in music: 2001 J-Lo

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:46 AM EST2018-02-21 12:46:21 GMT

    Let's dip into the music archives and check out some of the songs being played on the radio from this week in 2001. 

    Let's dip into the music archives and check out some of the songs being played on the radio from this week in 2001. 

  • First Alert: Light drizzle today, concerns for the weekend

    First Alert: Light drizzle today, concerns for the weekend

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:09 AM EST2018-02-22 12:09:07 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer said many of us will see our high temperatures later in the day today, after sunset.

    Laura Wibbenmeyer said many of us will see our high temperatures later in the day today, after sunset.

  • Kentucky softball team forges ahead with AR-15 rifle raffle

    Kentucky softball team forges ahead with AR-15 rifle raffle

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:57 AM EST2018-02-22 11:57:17 GMT
    (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)(Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    An under-10 girls' softball team is the latest entity to attract attention for a fundraiser raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle.

    An under-10 girls' softball team is the latest entity to attract attention for a fundraiser raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Woman saves girl from kidnapper by pretending to be her mother

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-22 06:28:55 GMT

    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

    The 12-year-old victim says the suspect grabbed her in a bear hug and began dragging her down the sidewalk.

  • Report reveals disturbing details of woman's dog mauling death

    Report reveals disturbing details of woman's dog mauling death

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-21 03:56:58 GMT
    Bethany Lynn Stephens was mauled to death by her dogs. (Source: Facebook)Bethany Lynn Stephens was mauled to death by her dogs. (Source: Facebook)

    The Goochland County Sheriff's Office says the investigation into the death of Bethany Lynn Stephens is complete.

    The Goochland County Sheriff's Office says the investigation into the death of Bethany Lynn Stephens is complete.

  • Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola

    Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola

    Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB)Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB)

    Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

    Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

Powered by Frankly