OWL Volunteer Fire Department Wears Pink Duty Shirts to Make a Statement against Breast Cancer
Woodbridge, VA October 2nd, 2013 —
OWL VFD, usually known for putting out fires and responding to 911 calls, put on pink tee shirts for the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
During the Month of October all OWL VFD crews will switch from their normal dark blue shirts to pink tee shirts to show solidarity for those fighting breast cancer, those that have survived breast cancer or for loved ones lost to breast cancer. “Cancer has touched almost everyone’s life, including members of our own department. We want to remind them that they are not alone, that we care.” said Department Chief Jim McAllister. OWL VFD has a history of supporting cancer research with their annual St. Baldrick’s event that they hold every March to raise money for Children’s cancer research. “This is one more way we can give back and raise awareness.”
“I think wearing pink is great. Breast Cancer is a devastating disease.” Said Technician Matt Haight. “My Grandmother fought and beat Breast Cancer not once, but twice. Those fighting for their lives are courageous and brave. We want them to know they aren’t alone.” OWL VFD crews will be wearing the pink tee shirts for the entire month of October.
OWL VFD is one the largest and busiest volunteer fire departments in the United States. OWL VFD provides fire suppression, EMS care, and rescue services to 80,000 residents in our 27 square mile area through the operation of three fire stations. OWL volunteer firefighters and EMTs work the 6 pm to 6 am shift, five days a week, plus 24/7 holidays and weekends.
For more information on OWL VFD, visit www.owlvfd.org