Brotherhood Cuts is Now Open For Business…First Event March 10th in North Carolina

Brotherhood Cuts – Raising Cash and Shaving ‘Stash is now open for business.

He ain’t Hairy, He’s my Brother!

What the hell is “Brotherhood Cuts“?

Brotherhood Cuts is a fund raiser. However, it isn’t just any fund raiser. This is a fund raiser that gives back to the Fire Service. This initiative isn’t masked by some huge plume of smoke disguising the purpose or sending funds somewhere else.

We raise money for the National Firefighters Endowment. The National Firefighters Endowment then gives to Fire Departments.

National Firefighters Endowment seeks to support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to more effectively protect the life and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards.

How many departments do you know who “lack the tools and resources…”? Yeah, I think that pretty much covers all of us.

Myself ( and Captain Willie Wines Jr. ( have teamed up with the National Firefighters Endowment…and in fact, the Endowment has teamed up with us as well. They have been very supportive of our ideas for the future.

Brotherhood Cuts is just one of those events.

The first event will be held March 10th (5pm) in Pinnacle, North Carolina at the Shoals Volunteer Fire Department (2964 Shoals Rd Pinnacle, NC 27043) Everyone is welcome to attend. More information here

Special thanks to the Shoals VFD and their members for putting this event on!

There is a Facebook group set up for those participating in the event. Check it out here

The first event is raising money for bail-out kits for firefighters in North Carolina

America’s Fire Captain Willie Wines Jr. is planning on attending this first event. Unfortunately, I will be unable to make it.

Word has it, if enough money is raised…ole Willie is willing to shave that dead squirrel right off his upper lip. I won’t tell you the number, but let us just say it has several zeros in it!

We encourage all those who are attending to raise money for the Endowment. To make raising money a little easier to swallow, we have thrown in some “prizes”.


raise $100 earn a Brotherhood Chip from the Fire Critic and Ironfiremen

raise $250 earn a Shirt from National Firefighters Endowment

raise $750 earn a miniature leather fire helmet collectible from National Firefighters Endowment.

raise $2,500 earn a Phenix TL-2 Leather Fire Helmet

If you would like to start your own “Brotherhood Cuts” event for your department or organization, please let me know or email the National Firefighters Endowment (