BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is hosting a blood drive to benefit firefighter injured in the line of duty.
The drive, hosted in conjunction with Vitalant, will be held Tuesday, April 16 through Thursday, April 18 at BRFD headquarters, located at 8011 Merle Gustafson Dr.
A spokesperson with BRFD says drives such as this go towards helping injured firefighters, such as a district chief who suffered a heart attack while directing operations at a fatal fire on Hibiscus Drive in March.
“We try to stay as safe as possible. We practice and we drill, but accidents can occur, especially in a dangerous career like firefighting," said BRFD spokesperson, Curt Monte.
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All donors will receive a “Save the Humans” t-shirt.