Hawaii FOOLS T Shirt Fundraiser

My friend Shane Furuta from the 50th State FOOLS has asked for some help in selling their fundraising T-shifts. All proceeds go to help underwrite bringing fire instructors from the mainland out to paradise.


Here’s the details directly from Shane:

Aloha Chief!

The 50th State FOOLS are fundraising for our Fire Conference coming up in August. As you can imagine, it becomes very costly to arrange training here in the islands. However it is much needed and must be done. To help with expenses of flying in instructors, we are currently selling our FOOLS t-shirt and patch with all proceeds going towards the conference. Just a little background information… This will be our 3rd annual 50th State Fire Conference. The conference is put on by firefighters, with no assistance from any of the local fire departments. We’ve approached them for assistance and was turned down every time. We realize the need for quality training and it is our mission to succeed in putting on this conference. The design of the FOOLS logo is awesome and was drawn by fire service great Paul Combs! Please take a look at our online store (see link at bottom) and it check out. We truly need all the help we can get. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope that you will be able to assist us in our mission. Please feel free to share this with any other Brothers or Sisters that you think may be able to help… Mahalo nui loa



About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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