Fundraiser for Volunteer Fire Chief Brad Cox

Darrell By Darrell , 6th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/18n9nckc/
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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.

Boot Drive for Firefighter

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.
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http://www.examiner.com/firehouse-in-mobile/mobile-firefighter-brad-cox-dauphin-island-fire-chief-injured-blaze
http://factoidz.com/boot-drive-for-dauphin-island-volunteer-fire-chief-brad-cox/
http://www.sidetick.com/user_blog.php
http://en.netlog.com/farmerdw02/blog/blogid=3936640
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7255192-mobile-firefighters-conduct-boot-drive-for-dauphin-island-volunteer-fire-chief-brad-cox
http://citywatch.newsvine.com/_news/2010/11/06/5419436-boot-drive-for-dauphin-island-volunteer-fire-chief-brad-cox
http://www.wkrg.com/politics/article/fire-chief-suffers-serious-burns/1029597/Oct-05-2010_12-37-pm/

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Body, Brad Cox, Burns, Hospital, Smoke Inhalation, Usa Medical, Volunteer Fire Chief

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author avatar Denise O
17th Nov 2010 (#)

I just love the fire fighter community.
I have so much respect for them and all they do.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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