As a fellow firefighter and owner of NotoriousLB3, I am proud to share the news of recent donations to two separate organizations, Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund and Metro Atlanta Fire Fighters Conference. Firefighter supports alike all pitched in culminating in the #DannyWouldGo movement amounting to over $28,000 in donations to the organizations.
Danny Dwyer, a local Atlanta firefighter, faced suspension after trying to save a woman in a fire against department policy. Despite the decision, supporters in the community felt strongly that Danny’s suspension was unwarranted.
Creating vinyl stickers, swag and apparel inspired by the fire and EMS community is something that comes naturally to me and so in February following the news of Danny’s circumstance, a new vinyl sticker with the infamous hashtag was created, #DannyWouldGo.
In the fire community, it’s much like a family or a brotherhood which is why I quickly seized the moment in hopes to support a fellow firefighter in a time of need. The #DannyWouldGo sticker is a representation of the support for the Atlanta firefighter that has been shared throughout the fire and EMS community across the U.S.
Firefighters, first responders, paramedics and EMT’s alike rallied together using #DannyWouldGo stirring an uproar in the community in hopes that Danny’s position would be reinstated for his heroic actions. The sticker quickly went viral and had a much lager impact than could have been imagined.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund and Metro Atlanta Fire Fighters Conference officially received their donation May, 22nd after NotoriousLB3’s ecommerce business closed the window to purchase the fundraiser sticker, yielding upwards of $14,000 in donations to each organization.