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Boot Drive for Dauphin Island Volunteer Fire Chief Brad Cox

Mobile Firefighter/Volunteer Fire Chief Brad Cox of Dauphin Island was taken to USA Medical Hospital with burns to his body and for smoke inhalation while fighting a raging fire on 550 Barcelona Drive that destroyed four homes on Dauphin Island Tuesday morning October 5, 2010.

Mobile Firefighter/Volunteer Fire Chief Brad Cox of Dauphin Island was taken to USA Medical Hospital with burns to his body and for smoke inhalation while fighting a raging fire on 550 Barcelona Drive that destroyed four homes on Dauphin Island Tuesday morning October 5, 2010.

 

Now a month later on Friday November 5, 2010 Mobile firefighter/ volunteer Fire Chief Bard Cox is still in USA Hospital recovering from the burns and smoke inhalation he suffered while trying to extinguish the fire at 550 Barcelona Drive on Dauphine Island.

 

At the last local 1349 union meeting held on Wednesday night November 3, 2010 union members knew that Brad Cox and his family would be in need of some help with medical expenses and other daily living expenses while still recovering in USA Medical Hospital.

 

The union members at the Wednesday night November 3, 2010 meeting voted to have a fill The boot drive for Brad Cox, his wife and family in this time of need. The Boot Drive for volunteer Fire Chief Brad Cox is scheduled to be held on November 12th, 13th, and 14th at the intersection of Highway 90 and Halls Mill Road in the Tillman’s Corner Area.

 

These will be the times that off duty firefighters will be conducting the fundraising Boot Drive for Brad Cox. Friday November 12, 2010 from 2pm until 6pm, Saturday November 13, 2010 from 9am until 6pm, and Sunday November14, 2010 from 11am until 6pm.

 

The Boot Drive for Mobile firefighter/ Volunteer Fire Chief Brad Cox will have to be done by firefighters who are off duty because Fire Chief Brad Cox is not only a volunteer for the Dauphin Island fire department he is also a paid firefighter for the city of Mobile.

 

Because Brad Cox is a paid firefighter for the city of Mobile and was injured while off duty working for Dauphin Island as a volunteer the city of Mobile will not pay Brad Cox workman’s compensation or injury with pay known as IP.

 

Those firefighters that will be walking the streets of Highway 90 and Halls Mill Road for the fundraising Boot Drive that will benefit Bad Cox and family are asked to wear pink T-shirts or something with the local union 1349 written on it.

 

If anyone would like to help or make a donation for Mobile firefighter/Volunteer Fire Chief Brad Cox and his family in this time of need please contact Captain Rod Kesterson, Matt Waltman or Vincent Dumas of Engine Company 21 third shift at 251-680-7862 or stop by any local fire station in Mobile.

 

Click on the links below for other related stories.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mobile-al/TH0LMMQL0CSEJ53IG

http://www.examiner.com/firehouse-in-mobile/mobile-firefighter-brad-cox-dauphin-island-fire-chief-injured-blaze

http://www.wkrg.com/politics/article/fire-chief-suffers-serious-burns/1029597/Oct-05-2010_12-37-pm/

http://blog.al.com/live/2010/10/dauphin_island_fire_chief_brad.html

http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Fundraiser-Planned-for-Injured-Fire-Chief/aoer-HVYQ0ugYlZE1C3Gxw.cspx

 

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Comments (2)

A very good cause. I am going to Tweet this and put a post on Gather directing people to this article to see if we can reach more people to inform them about this.

Great article Darrell. I will be making a donation to this good cause. With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas only 47 days, 20 hours, and 8 minutes away, these are hard economic times for everyone but they are going to be harder for Chief Cox and his family. I think that everyone of us here on Factoidz and anyone else reading this should send this family a donation, no matter how small, to help them through this time of need. Many communities would be without any firefighting services if it weren't for the volunteers and those community should appreciate that enough to set up some kind of fund to help those courageous volunteers when they are injured or killed protecting the citizens of those communities.

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