Battle of the Boots vs Badges vs Bandages Blood Drive This annual "friendly" competition between Central Texas' First Responders and their families reflects our commitment to the communities we serve by helping to keep blood reserves available during that time of year when demand seems to outpace supply. Please use this fundraiser link to spread the word to family and friends about this awesome challenge! Your donations to the Auxiliary and participation by donating blood will insure our ability to continue sponsoring this event and leading our communities in this much needed way of giving back! The 8th Annual Boots vs Badges vs Bandages blood drive will be here July 6th-10th! Our Auxiliary has been a part of this blood drive since it began. The summertime is the hardest time to put blood on the shelves and our first responder family answers the call of the Central Texas Community in a BIG way with this blood drive! We compete for a trophy and of course bragging rights against the APD and the Austin Travis County EMS!! I know our firefighters can win this year!! Let's do this!!! Drives will be held at the following locations: Monday, July 6th City of Austin, City Hall: 8:30am – 11:00am City of Austin, Rutherford: 1:30pm – 4:00pm Austin Travis County EMS HQ: 7:00am – 11:30am Tuesday, July 7th City of Austin, Waller Creek: 8:00am -10:00am Safety Training Academy, Shaw Lane: 12:30pm – 4:00pm City of Austin, One Texas Center: 8:00am – 11:00am City of Austin, Ed Bluestein: 1:30pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, July 8th Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Airport Blvd.: 9:00am – 1:00pm Austin Police Association, Wilcab Rd.: 12:30pm – 3:00pm Thursday, July 9th City of Austin, Ed Bluestein: 11:00am – 3:00pm Safety Training Academy, Shaw Lane: 9:00am – 12:00pm Friday, July 10th Austin Travis County EMS HQ: 7:00am – 11:30am: SATURDAY, July 11th BIG AWARDS CEREMONY!!!!! At the North Lamar Blood center location 12 pm-3pm Let’s put blood on the shelves for our Central Texas Community when it is most scarce and show the Police and EMS that Austin Firefighters are the BEST!!!! **Remember to donate blood in the name of our Austin Firefighters!!