Firefighters Go Pink for Breast Cancer, Purple for Domestic Violence

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-102
Date:  September 24, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department personnel will don pink shirts from October 1-14, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and then wear purple wristbands in support of Domestic Violence Month, from October 15-31.

This October is the 29th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month, department employees and other county organizations are joining the fight to eradicate the disease. The International Association of Fire Fighters continues to support this cause.

Domestic Violence Month is also in October. Firefighters will be allowed to wear purple wristbands with the message "Speak Out to End Domestic Violence" on one side, and "Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department" on the other.

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behaviors used by individuals to gain control over another individual in the context of an intimate, dating, or familial relationship. It may or may not be criminal.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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