OCFD Goes Pink to - Battle Cancer
Friday, October 30, 2015
The Ocean City Fire Department is taking off the ‘blue’ and going pink in support of breast cancer. The department is using ‘August’ as its awareness month and wearing dark blue t-shirts with pink lettering. The shirt features the Ocean City Fire Department logo on the left chest in pink with a breast cancer ribbon in the center. The back of the shirt reads, ‘OCFD’ in bold pink letters with a breast cancer ribbon trough the letters. Fire Chief Chris Larmore has authorized the wearing of these shirts to not only show the community that we are at their side during an emergency but also through difficult personal times such as dealing with cancer. “Firefighters dedicate their lives to the service of others,” stated Ryan L. Whittington, Ocean City Fire Department Spokesperson. He continued, “We are using the month of August to provide community outreach and support for members of the community, firefighters, and family members that are stricken not only by breast cancer, but other types of cancers and illnesses.” The change in attire, which will last for the entire month of August, has already generated a lot of attention. “We have folks on the street stopping to thank us, and individuals at the hospital who stop to give us a hug and share their personal cancer story with us,” stated Whittington. Many fire departments across the nation wear pink shirts during breast cancer awarness month in October but the Ocean City Fire Department wants it known that we support those going through illness such as cancer year round, no matter what month it is.