Members of every volunteer fire department within Town of Babylon took part in a fundraiser on Saturday that generated more than $40,000 for victims of superstorm Sandy within the town. The event was dubbed "Fill the Boot" because the volunteers stood at various intersections throughout the town, encouraging passersby to drop money into large rubber boots.
As part of the
As part of the "Fill the Boot" fundraiser, Members of the West Babylon Fire Department Joe Dimiceli (left) and Paul Buffa (right) collect money near the intersection of Montauk Highway and Great East Neck Road for superstorm Sandy victims from the Town of Babylon. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)
(Left to right) West Babylon firefighters Rich Gagnon,
(Left to right) West Babylon firefighters Rich Gagnon, Tom Kilfeather and Garry Mowbray Sr. pose for a picture during the Town of Babylon Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" fundraiser for superstorm Sandy victims within the town. The three were part of a rescue squad that helped evacuate more than 40 people during the height of the storm. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)
West Babylon residents and volunteer firefighters Brian Hammel,
West Babylon residents and volunteer firefighters Brian Hammel, 19, (left) and Anthony Brooks, 20, (right) collect money for Town of Babylon superstorm Sandy victims during the town fire department's "Fill the Boot" fundraiser. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)

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Brian Fehn (front) and Harold Weber (back) collect
Brian Fehn (front) and Harold Weber (back) collect money from people in passing cars as part of the Town of Babylon Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" fundraiser for local superstorm Sandy victims. The two are North Babylon residents and volunteers for the North Babylon Fire Department. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)
North Babylon resident John Maxwell, a volunteer firefighter
North Babylon resident John Maxwell, a volunteer firefighter in the North Babylon Fire Department, collects money from people in passing cars as a part of the Town of Babylon Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" fundraiser. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)
Volunteers from the West Babylon Fire Department collect
Volunteers from the West Babylon Fire Department collect money in front of West Babylon High School. All fire departments within the Town of Babylon took part in this "Fill the Boot" fundraiser which raised money for superstorm Sandy victims within the town. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)
Jim Harrington (left), president of the Babylon Fire
Jim Harrington (left), president of the Babylon Fire Chiefs' Association, and his son Tim Harrington, a volunteer with the North Babylon Fire Department, collect money for Town of Babylon superstorm Sandy victims as a part of the "Fill the Boot" fundraiser. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)
North Babylon resident Nancy Brooks, a volunteer with
North Babylon resident Nancy Brooks, a volunteer with the North Babylon Fire Department, helps at the Town of Babylon Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" fundraiser. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)

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Robert Mina, a North Babylon resident and 32-year
Robert Mina, a North Babylon resident and 32-year veteran volunteer firefighter, holds a sign informing passing cars about the "Fill the Boot" fundraiser which benefits superstorm Sandy victims from the Town of Babylon. (Jan. 5, 2013) (Credit: Fran Berkman)