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Dallas Police, Firefighters Square Off

Battle of Badges out to increase blood reserves



    Dallas Police, Firefighters Square Off

    by Bruce Felps

    Dallas police officers and Dallas firefighters today launched the opening salvos in what promises to be a weeklong bloody battle.

    It’s called Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, and it’s out to increase the available supplies of blood needed for emergency situations.

    The drive started this morning at Dallas City Hall with a blah, blah council briefing and obligatory photo opp to be followed, oh, right about now — noon — with the official challenge issued by police and firefighters.

    The real work of collecting donations — drip by bloody drip — also kicked off at 10 this morning in the City Hall lobby. Blood takers remain there unto 2 p.m. today.

    Ah, but wait, the Red Cross organizers want more than just police and fire blood. They want yours, too, and volunteers can serve up that hemoglobin right along side the emergency personnel.

    The drive runs through Jan. 12, and it moves from place to place throughout the city. The full schedule:

    No fire stations?

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. They do not want his blood. Just as well. He’s a sissy when it comes to needles.