Fire Departments across the United States and beyond have gone pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. I don’t think I need to state the obvious that many firefighters love boobs…but I did anyways. Firefighters began embracing the color pink during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime (source).
Some departments have events and fund raisers to raise money for Breast Cancer research, patients, and survivors. Many departments simply wear pink to show their support for women who have breast cancer.
Roanoke City Engine 3/Medic 3
Whiteville Fire Department
Washington Township, Montgomery County Ohio
Swoope VFD (VA)
Schenectady Fire Department
City of Schenectady(NY) firefighters were faced with not one but 2 of their brothers diagnosed with cancer just a few short weeks apart from each other over the last year. The brothers and sisters from SFD joined together to raise funds and support their brothers in their time of need. This also helped them realize it was time to make a proactive move and prepare for what we hope will never happen again, but is all too real and the formation of the Schenectady Firefighters Cancer Foundation was started. The foundation was started to provide SFD members (active and retired) and their families an opportunity to receive assistance when dealing with cancer. The foundation strives to provide comfort, strength, and hope in dealing with the devastating effects of cancer through education, advocacy, and financial assistance. We have a website which we have just started but people are able to donate or purchase the cancer foundations pink duty tshirts which we will be wearing for the month of August. Pictured above are FF Aimee Parlatore, FF Adam Colvin, Lt. Chris Keough, Lt. Dan Minersagen, and FF Brendon Davis the board of directors of the foundation. This pic was taken after the city council meeting where we received a proclamation from the city council and mayor of Schenectady. They are also changing the lights on the dome of city hall to pink for the month if October to raise awareness for breast cancer. Stay safe and keep up the good work, Dan
Riverheads VFD (VA)
Muskogee Engine 1
Danville (VA) FD
FEO West ” Huggy Bear” McBride (HPFirefighter.com)and FEO Scott “Hippie” Hampton after a working fire in High Point, sporting the Pinks.
These shirts are from United States Steel Gary Works Fire Department. Gary, Indiana. We are a full time department that is responsible for Fire,EMS, haz-mat, and rope rescue within are facility. The facility is 11 square miles of heavy industry.From Erik Jacobson.
Shepherdstown Firefighters sporting Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts after a members daughter benefit dinner as she was battling Breast Cancer! FYI she beat the cancer and is living cancer free! Submitted by Coy Beverage
City of Cape Coral (FL) Fire Rescue. Ladder 1