COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The interim fire chief for Colorado Springs is barring firefighters from spending their Labor Day weekend shifts raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

A spokesman for the firefighters’ union says firefighters will do their fundraising on their own time.

Union spokesman Jeremy Kroto says on-duty firefighters have always been available for emergency response within their districts.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Interim Chief Rich Brown did not return phone calls

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