Estero firefighters are giving the shirts off their backs ~ literally! The 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt Fundraiser from Estero Fire Rescue kicked off today with Estero Firefighters wearing a different uniform. For the next three days, EFR Firefighters will be wearing specially designed T-shirts on duty with all proceeds going to a local firefighter in need. Firefighters from across the county are being asked to join Estero Fire Rescue.
Lt. Grant Schwalbe and Firefighter Jason Richards of Estero Fire Rescue began the annual St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt fund raiser event in 2005 and since has donated annually to local firefighter families in need, raising over $20,000. This year’s fund raiser goes to support the Pete Gee Foundation, a local firefighter from Ft Myers Shores Fire Department.
For more information on this story or to purchase a St. Patrick’s Day shirt, contact Susan Lindenmuth, Public Relations Manager for Estero Fire Rescue at (239) 390-8000.