Mayor Domenic J. Sarno awarded Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant and representatives from the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) with the winning trophy for this past December’s Battle of the Badges Blood Drive today at Fire Headquarters.
SFD faced off against the Springfield Police Department on December 21, 2015 at Springfield Technical Community College for a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross to raise awareness for the importance of blood donation, and to support all of the City’s public safety officials. Upon sign-in, donors had the choice to vote for either the police or fire department.
Mayor Sarno kicked off the event with a blood donation, and encouraged City of Springfield employees to contribute. He said, “I would like to thank all those who continue to donate blood and raise awareness to bring out new blood donors in support of all our public safety officials. Be part of the team that helps save lives on and off the job. Please remember, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive life-saving transfusions.”