The Flovilla Fire Department is getting recognition from the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation for their efforts in the annual boot drive fundraiser.

The fire department placed first place in per capita funds raised by firefighters during the drive with an average of more than $2,600 raised by each firefigher. The department was recognized during the foundation’s 22nd annual Firefighters Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony Feb. 5.

The Flovilla Fire Department raised a total of $37,500 in donations through boot drives from June to October 2018. It placed fourth for the most money raised by departments across the state.

Flovilla Fire Chief Shane Thompson said money donated to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation helps with the cost of medical care and recovery for children and adults who suffer burn injuries. It is also used for fire safety and prevention education.

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Michael Davis has been the editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus since 2010. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News-Daily.