Erie Firefighters are taking a break from fighting the flames, and instead fighting a battle of a different kind.
Today is the annual fill the boot day, where local firefighters collect money in their boots at local intersections as well as banks and credit unions.
The money raised will benefit the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.
Firefighters have taken part in fill the boot day since 1970.
They will be collecting until 6 p.m. Friday.