Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
News Release 10-91
Date: October 13, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department personnel will don pink shirts between October 26 - 29, 2010, to heighten awareness of breast cancer. Firefighters and staff will wear the t-shirts as they respond to emergency and non-emergency calls throughout the four-day period.
This October is the 26th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with many other organizations joining the fight to eradicate this disease. For example, at their 50th annual convention, the International Association of Firefighters approved a resolution to encourage participation in campaigns honoring women fighting cancer. Additionally, the National Football League has added a pink ribbon to its logo this month, and players are wearing pink cleats, wristbands, gloves, chin straps, and other items showing their support of Breast Cancer Month.
Donations from local employee groups, INOVA Breast Care Institute, and others will fund the purchase of the t-shirts.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.