Kyle Chandler PSA Supports Texas Volunteer Firefighters

AUSTIN (AP) – Actor Kyle Chandler has taped public service announcements for Texas volunteer fire departments needing money after an intense year of wildfires.

Chandler, who plays a West Texas football coach in the television series “Friday Night Lights,” taped the spots this week in Austin.

Officials with the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas on Wednesday announced the PSAs, which will begin airing this fall. The spots are called “We Care” and “Become a Volunteer Firefighter.”

The association says the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund is meant to support about 1,400 volunteer departments. Firefighters often use their own money to buy safety equipment and supplies.

The Texas Forest Service says wildfires since November have burned nearly 3.5 million acres.

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One Comment

  1. upchkn says:

    I would like to make a donation to my local fire dept. When I tried, my check was returned to me. Is there a list of vol. fire depts. in Texas?

    1. C Bauer says:

      You can’t donate to those departments (police, fire, etc.). That’s what taxes are for. Anything taken in over their operating budget is rejected. If they accept donations, it wrecks the operating budget for that year, ergo, they cannot work with a greater budget the following year.

  2. C Bauer says:

    Which begged the question, thankfully answered in the article, “Who the F*CK is Kyle Chandler?!”

  3. Jblalock says:

    I know most volunteer department you can make donations to there volunteer assocation. Thats how it is at our department. I would just call your local fire department and talk to them.. Local donations is what keeps are department going and we are very thankful for ever donation.

  4. kmc says:

    You can make a donation to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund at

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