Local firefighters don pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 16, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 16, 2011

Local firefighters plan to trade blue for pink.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Eastside Fire & Rescue plans to support the annual observance.

The local firefighters union, International Association of Firefighters Local 2878, approved a resolution to honor women fighting cancer. The union purchased pink T-shirts last year and, per fire chiefs’ approval, firefighters plan to wear the pink shirts on duty from Monday to Friday. The move is meant to encourage women battling breast cancer, and others battling other forms of cancer.

Nationwide, fire departments plan to trade blue uniforms for pink items to support the fight against cancer.

EFR firefighters respond to and treat many cancer patients in day-to-day operations.

The agency serves Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend and rural fire districts in the Issaquah area.

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