To honor and support injured fire fighters and police officers
To raise awareness and financial aid for fire fighters and police officers who are experiencing financial crisis due to service related illness or injury
To provide fire fighters and police officers with a unique and direct way to aid and assist each other
How We Serve
Help the Good Guys is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for injured fire fighters, police officers and their families. HTGG sponsors music events and concerts which are organized and promoted through local fire fighter and police organizations. HTGG provides a platform for fire fighters and police officers to aid and assist their brothers and sisters who are experiencing financial need due to work related illness, injury, or family crisis through fund raising activities.
Since it's creation in 2008, Help the Good Guys has been fortunate to have had support from some of the biggest names in country music including Ronnie Milsap, Vince Gill, George Strait, Alabama's Randy Owen, John Michael Montgomery, Bucky Covington, Darryl Worley, Exile, and others.
Help the Good Guys was created by Mickey Milam, founder of BLEVE Entertainment. Milam is a medically retired Metro Nashville police officer who knows firsthand the emotional and financial toll a work related injury can cause. Milam founded BLEVE Entertainment and initiated Help the Good Guys in an effort to ease this burden for our injured community heroes.
When a firefighter or police officer is injured, their family suffers a devastating loss of income. Most cities and communities have limited funds to continue injured-on-duty pay. If a firefighter or police officer qualifies for long term disability, it is paid at a substantially lower rate than full salary (50-60%). Additionally, many firefighters and police officers work second jobs to supplement their income and this extra income is lost when an injury or illness occurs. With severe injuries/illnesses, the spouse often becomes a full time caregiver, further reducing the family’s income potential.
Thousands of first responders suffer duty related injuries or illness every year. Many can eventually return to work, but some are permanently disabled with life altering conditions. HTGG has helped to raise thousands of dollars to aid these fire fighters and their families.
On November 18, 2011 I was severely burned while fighting a house fire, suffering second and third degree burns over my body. Unable to work my part time job due to the injury, my family’s financial future drastically changed. That is when Help the Good Guys and Bucky Covington stepped in to help. Everyone involved unselfishly gave of themselves to alleviate my family’s financial stress. My family and I are forever grateful to this wonderful organization for the work they do. Brad Dean, Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service
Help the Good Guys is officially endorsed by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).