Local firefighters will be showing off their colorful side this month, with unique pink ribbon badges adorning their helmet fronts. Pink ribbons are a universal symbol of breast cancer prevention and support and typically worn during Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October.
Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said the decision to go with pink helmet badges was made to show support and solidarity for the cause. “We are hopeful to build more camaraderie within the membership as we stand to bring awareness throughout the month,” he said.
Wilson proposed the idea and designed the fronts that the community will come to know for the remainder of the month. “Many of our members have been impacted by this disease at one time or another,” Wilson said.
Fire Chief Francis T. Jones III said the department and its members show support for many causes throughout the year.