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Posted on: February 9, 2021



The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) has several members who honorably serve in various United States Military branches. One Iowa National Guard and JGMFD member is being deployed this month for the remainder of the year 

During the deployment,  the Johnston-Grimes firefighters will be wearing RED shirts every Friday.  The shirt design stands for ‘Remember Everyone Deployed’ and signifies support for JGMFD members actively deployed with the United States Armed Forces, as well as those serving around our nation.

Each member of JGMFD purchased a RED shirt. The members have also been asked to consider a small monetary donation every Friday while the shirt is worn on shift. 

Community members can also purchase a shirt to wear on Fridays to support our troops. Proceeds from the sales and donations will allow the members to send care packages to those on active duty or assist sick and distressed members.

To purchase a shirt, please email Ryan Wheeler at Methods of payment for the shirts are listed below. Please indicate your size, quantity of shirts, and shirt type (short or long sleeve) in the email. 

Price: $20 for short sleeve $25 long sleeve (Only adult sizes offered) 

Payment Options (Please add a note on the size, quantity and shirt type)

  • Cash or Check: Drop off or mail to Fire Station 39, 6373 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston, IA 50131
  • PayPal: Johnston Professional Firefighters IAFF 4835
  • Venmo: @Travis-Wuebker 

Shirt orders will be placed on Monday, Feb. 22. Community members who purchase a shirt can pick it up at Fire Station 39 6373 Merle Hay Rd., the week of March 8. 

Donations are also being accepted through the payment options above.  

Questions can be directed to Ryan Wheeler at

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