Manchester Fire & Rescue Wins “Battle of the Badges

blood driveThe American Red Cross announced the winner of the Battle of the Badges competition between Manchester Police, Manchester Fire Rescue, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and Coffee County EMS. The Manchester Fire Rescue won this year’s competition by earning 20 of the forty five votes.
The Battle of the Badges blood drive was held December 11, 2014, that had the potential to save over 100 lives. The Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to encourage community members to join local heroes and perform a heroic duty of their own by donating blood.
All presenting donors were asked to cast their vote for their favorite group. Although this battle was a very close one up until the last hour, this year’s winner, Manchester Fire Rescue will gain bragging rights and the Battle of the Badges trophy.
Manchester Fire Rescue’s Chief, George DeShields, stated that the MFD was happy to help our community and save lives! During an emergency or a blood drive, you can always count on each of the First Responders from Manchester Fire Rescue, Manchester Police Department, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, and Coffee County EMS.
If you missed this year’s Battle of the Badges blood drive and would still like to donate blood with the Red Cross, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit to schedule an appointment to donate. Give Something that Means Something this Holiday Season.