Scottsboro Fire looking to community to design this year’s breast cancer awareness shirts

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) — The Scottsboro Fire Department is always running a pretty busy schedule, but this month the department is adding something else to the list and firefighters are looking for your help.

Last year the Scottsboro Fire Department took the time out of its busy schedule to serve the community in a different way.

Armed with black and pink, the department gives back to Jackson County, selling t-shirts for breast cancer awareness. All of the proceeds go to a local non-profit that helps the residents when they need it.

This year though, the department is asking for your help. ” We decided, since the community’s really bought in and made this thing successful for five years now, to put it out and take designs from them, from the public,” Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says.

For this entire month they’re welcoming any ideas for designs for this year’s shirts. “Rough drawings from the public and then we’re going to narrow those down to three. We’re taking those until the end of July,” Chief Necklaus says.

From there those three designs will head to an artist for a realistic idea then on to social media. “We’re going to put them out for public voting on Facebook,” Chief Necklaus explains.

It’s something this department has done for the past five years, in addition to everything else — but this just adds to it. “We thought it would be a good way to give a little back to the community and help a good cause, and so far it’s been successful.”

You can submit your designs to, mail to 202 W. Appletree St, or drop off at Firehouse #1.

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