Tenn. firefighters sell t-shirts to help Arizona families - WKRN News 2

Tenn. firefighters sell t-shirts to help families of fallen firefighters

Posted: Updated: July 6, 2013 09:55 AM
SMITHVILLE, Tenn. -

They can't print money, but three Middle Tennessee firefighters can print t-shirts to help the families of the fallen firefighters in Arizona.

Chris Wyke, Kyle Casper, and Andrew Colwell, are volunteer firefighters in Smithville in DeKalb County.

They also run Safe Response, a t-shirt company that makes gear for first responders around the United States.

When they heard about the fallen firefighters in Arizona, they felt compelled to help. 

"It was just unimaginable, losing one, much less 19 all at once like that," Wyke said.  "You can't even begin. I don't even know how they feel out there."
 
The t-shirts have what is called the "Hot Shots' prayer" on the back, and the crew's logo on the front.

For every shirt sold, Safe Response will donate at least $5 to the families of the fallen Hot Shots as well as the Red Cross in Arizona to help those who lost their homes in the Yarnell Hill blaze.

The firefighters also plan to sell some of the shirts at the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree on Saturday.

At last check Saturday morning, they had sold 350 shirts.

To buy a shirt, visit Emergentees.com. They cost $15.

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