Firefighter designs Milwaukee Fire Dept. t-shirt honoring Hispanic culture

  • Source: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee
  • Published: 10/07/2021 05:34 PM

VIDEO: The Milwaukee Fire Department is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a new t-shirt. Carlos Velazquez-Sanchez, a veteran firefighter, has donned MFD uniforms and gear for more than a decade. This month, he’s wearing something new: a shirt he designed himself after seeing Chief Aaron Lipski’s display of other culturally-themed department tees. “I said that’s a very nice display, and his response was, ‘Would you like to make one for Hispanic Heritage Month?' And coming from Chief Lipski, I couldn’t say no. I was very honored,” Velazquez-Sanchez said. On the shirt, the words: 'Bomberos,' or firefighters. 'Familia, cultura, herencia,' or family, culture and heritage. The words, alongside flags from Spanish-speaking countries circling the department's logo, create a design inspired by bringing people together.


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