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Today we’d like to introduce you to Arthur/Andrew/Jonathan/Peter/Stephen Athens.

Hi Arthur/Andrew/Jonathan/Peter/Stephen, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?

We are five brothers from a family of 10 children who know what it means to serve, protect, and defend our nation and freedoms. Our father retired from the United States Marine Corps, and we saw at a young age the selfless service and sacrifices that servicemembers make. We have continued to follow in those footsteps as we have grown and started our own families. In September of 2021, we decided to start up One Fire Fight Apparel Company to support and give back to Military, First Responders and Medical Professionals.

Our company is based out of Columbia, SC but are still spread out over the country with brothers living in Texas, Connecticut and Greenville, SC. We love any opportunity to share our story and describe how we give back and support the local community.

One Fire Fight is a Veteran-owned and operated custom apparel company that supports and gives back to those who
serve our country, families and communities. Our company went live on April 15, 2022 with a focus on every single person who is out there “fighting,” but highlights the service that our Military, Police, Fire Fighters, EMS, and Medical Professionals provide to everyone. Our company is built on the pillars of integrity, quality, customer service and philanthropy.

One Fire Fight (1FF) is a company founded on faith, family, and community. We are all in a “fight,” whether it be physical, emotional, or mental and 1FF is built to encourage and represent your personal “fight.”
Our team is comprised of five brothers with a wide array of backgrounds:

  • Arthur Athens is an active-duty Army officer, serving over 16 years in numerous leadership positions managing multi-million dollar projects and leading troops during several combat tours overseas.
  • Andrew Athens is currently a Deputy Sheriff in South Carolina and a head lacrosse coach of a world team. Andrew was an NCAA Division I lacrosse player and went on to be a collegiate associate head lacrosse coach.
  • Jonathan Athens has spent the last seven years at a Fortune 500 company, a leader in the uniform and apparel industry. He has held numerous leadership positions across every department.
  • Peter Athens is serving as a police officer in Texas and was a two-sport collegiate athlete at the Division 1 level.
  • Stephen Athens has spent six years serving as an active-duty Coast Guardsman with several counter-narcotics deployments in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. He also specializes in material fabrication, multimedia production, and personnel management.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
With multiple backgrounds and experience we felt that we were up for any challenge. The first issue we ran into was none of us had any experience starting or running our own company. The most experience we had at that was when we would all cut lawns and shovel driveways back in our middle school days. It was challenging to ensure that we covered all the bases to start an apparel company from the legal aspects to trademarking our designs. But our work ethic, dedication and never quit attitude brought us to where we are today as a fully operating Apparel company.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
All five brothers have very different backgrounds. We are proud of our service to our communities and nation. Whether serving in the Military or coaching Division I sports, our faith, family and drive has made us who we are today.

-Arthur Athens is an active-duty Army officer, serving over 16 years in numerous leadership positions managing multi-million dollar projects and leading troops during several combat tours overseas.
· Andrew Athens is currently a Deputy Sheriff in South Carolina and a head lacrosse coach of a world team. Andrew was an NCAA Division I lacrosse player and went on to be a collegiate associate head lacrosse coach.
· Jonathan Athens has spent the last seven years at a Fortune 500 company, a leader in the uniform and apparel industry. He has held numerous leadership positions across every department.
· Peter Athens is serving as a police officer in Texas and was a two-sport collegiate athlete at the Division 1 level.
· Stephen Athens has spent six years serving as an active-duty Coast Guardsman with several counter-narcotics deployments in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. He also specializes in material fabrication, multimedia production, and personnel management.

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
Serving others and making everyone else around us successful gives us all true joy. We strive to uplift others and help those in need. We do it because that is what we were taught and seeing the impact on others is a feeling like no other.

Pricing:

  • Shirts: $25.95
  • Hats: $30.00
  • Headbands: $12.99
  • Flags: $19.99
  • Magnetic Decals: $9.99

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Image Credits
All images were taken and owned by One Fire Fight, LLC

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