Beyond the Flames

One Texoma fire department is going beyond the flames and getting involved in the community.  Burkburnett's Fire Department is participating in Relay for Life.

Fire fighters are selling T-shirts to promote the Relay for Life event taking place Friday, May 14.  Fire Chief Rodney Ryalls says community service is something the department is always happy to do.

"Our department has always been involved in different types of things in the community," said Ryalls.

The Burkburnett Fire Department will join an event to help fund cancer research.

"When the Burkburnett Relay for Life program is going on which is our event here in town, we wanted to support that," he said.

So far, they have already been a big help.  The department has sold more than 200 T-shirts designed especially for the event.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Ryalls said, "The first batch of about 250 shirts just went like wildfire."

Their goal is to sell another 250.

"The purple shirts, those actually represent all cancers and our efforts to support the American Cancer Society in stomping it out."

They aren't stopping at the T-shirts.  A group of fire fighters including Fire Chief Ryalls will also walk in the event.

"We will also have a team that is supporting the City of Burkburnett's team in the Relay for Life walking starting on Friday to show our support that way as well."

For a group that already does so much to help the community, Chief Ryalls says they cant wait to share their contribution and support who they call true fighters.

There is still time for you to help the Burkburnett Fire Department raise money.  For your Relay for Life shirt you can call the department at (940) 569-3553.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.