San Diego firefighters will soon start wearing military appreciation T-shirts on Sundays.
The shirts, with a blue digital camouflage design, carry the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department logo on the front and back, the American flag embroidered on the right arm and a “Support Our Troops” yellow ribbon on the left arm.
“The idea for the shirt came to us from a Fire Captain and Firefighter/Paramedic at our Pacific Beach fire station,” San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessy said. “Once we worked out the details, we were only too happy to support it. We not only have a large number of veterans within our ranks at San Diego Fire-Rescue, but we are proud to honor and support the men and women serving in the military in our community and across the nation.”
The T-shirts are approved to be worn by on-duty firefighters on Sundays only. The shirts are available for purchase by firefighters and the general public at the San Diego Firefighters L145 gift shop, at 10405 San Diego Mission Road, Suite 201, in San Diego.
Donations will benefit local veterans’ and military organizations.