Firefighters Go Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By On October 18, 2012

It is breast cancer awareness month and once again Burbank Firefighters have traded in their usual blue and black uniform shirts for pink ones October 14th though the 19th as they raise awareness for breast cancer research.

Matt Garland climbs upon a Fire Truck wearing his ‘Pink ‘T’ Shirt, this weeks duty wear, that you can buy too. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“We all know somebody, one way or another that has been affected, and I fully support the cause” Fire Chief Ray Krakowski stated.

The Burbank Fire Department joins the International Association of Firefighters and many other local and national groups in the fight against cancer. In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, according to the American Cancer Society.

“No one is outside the reach of cancer,” Burbank Firefighters Local 778 President Mike McDonald said. “Whether personally afflicted or in support of friends, family, neighbors or coworkers, most of us have experienced the impacts of cancer, and feel it a privilege to be associated with this worthy cause.”

Burbank Firefighters Local 778 is supporting the cause by selling specially designed apparel and more to the public. All moneys generated above our cost of these items will be donated directly to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

You can purchase these items from the comfort of your home at


Members of The Burbank Fire Department have donned Pink ‘T’ shirts this week, showing their support for the Breast Cancer Awareness. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)