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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
Through Project Pink, Life-Assist showcases a path of meaningful engagement in the fight against breast cancer
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
The idea behind a pink ambulance sporting breast cancer awareness ribbons is that it will strike up conversations and spread a pro-mammogram message to the community.
The company is selling the shirts after EMT Ashley Scott was murdered by her husband earlier this year
The family of Rebecca “Becky” Ann Scott, 28, created a scholarship fund for those entering paramedic and EMT programs
Members of IAFF local 4933 in Pennsylvania sell shirts that are also part of their October duty uniform
Florida firefighter/paramedics use dancing, signs to encourage and inspire a department veteran
We share the photos of ambulances that are painted pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The video, where they wear pink and dance to Pharrell Williams “Happy,” is in the running for a $15,000 prize sponsored by a medical supply company
The breast-cancer awareness unit went into service Sunday; it joins the pink pumper engine
Breast reconstruction between identical twins has only been done a handful of times; they’re among the youngest patients
The drug will target tumor cells while allowing healthy ones to survive
The fire department is also selling T-shirts that say “We care enough to wear pink”
‘Sometimes the families we fight for are our own,’ say t-shirts worn for day by crews; funds raised for fight against disease which claimed one of their own
New unit with pink stripes to raise awareness was signed by local survivors