Boots extinguish Badges in blood drive competition

After five days of donations, the Columbia Fire Department won the inaugural Boots and Badges Blood Drive.

The firefighters, also known as the Boots, extinguished the police, or the Badges, with 188 blood donations.

Police weren't that far behind. They finished with 104.

Regardless of the competition, the ultimate winners are the people in need of blood.

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Donating blood while helping firefighters and police - Thursday, May 27, 2010 The inaugural Boots and Badges Blood Drive kicked off Thursday.