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Breast Cancer Awareness

EMS agencies and fire departments join the effort to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research, prevention and treatment.

Firefighters are bombarded with toxins when they fight fires
Laura Baker, a 20-year firefighter, was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer; she started a plan immediately to get healthy again
Citizens have noticed the Bluefield Rescue Squad ambulance as it responds to calls
Pink shirts, ambulances and gloves plus messages on social media and in the news are all for the cause
Members of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad wear colorful shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Check out these social posts from departments with their support on full display
The awareness movement at Medical Transport LLC began with a pink ambulance named after “Miss Vicki” Prescott
AMR Troup County (Ga.) outfitted one of its rigs with pink colors and ribbons to show support
Volusia County EMS IAEP Local 77 showed the pink shirts EMS providers will be wearing during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fellow firefighters shaved their head in solidarity with Firefighter-Paramedic Michelle Aprati while also raising money to help with her medical expenses
The pink shirts became the EMS staff’s official uniform during October to promote breast cancer awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, EMTs and paramedics will be decked out in shirts that read, “Hope, Strength, Cure, Faith, Courage”
“The breast cancer awareness ambulance is our way of showing support for our citizens who have been involved in the fight against breast cancer,” officials said
Sunstar Paramedics said they have personally been impacted by breast cancer after losing an employee to the disease years ago