Boot Drive


By Mohegan Firefighter Steven Yagoda

When one fire department calls on another department for assistance it’s called mutual aid. Well, Mohegan FD received mutual aid from an uncommon source today, the Yorktown Leos. The Yorktown LEO Club is sponsored by the Yorktown Lions to be a service organization for the youth of our community. Today the Club is one of the Largest in the State with over 75 participants from four area high schools, two middle schools and a branch at a school for special needs children. It is also one of the most active Community Service Clubs (youth or adult) averaging more than two community service projects per month. Fifteen young men and women from the Leos turned out in today’s 80+ degree heat to raise money for the 9/11 memorial, which our department is constructing. Some dressed up in costume while others held signs or firefighter boots to collect donations from motorists passing Headquarters on Route 6. While Saturday’s usually congested traffic was slowed just a bit more, members of the public were glad to donate and take part in this worthwhile event. To date, the Leos have helped us raise over $3900.00 which will cover most of the cost of the memorial. Members of Mohegan FD are extremely grateful to the members of the Leos for their hard work and mutual aid.