In recognition of the impacts of cancer on our residents, communities and firefighters, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, in conjunction with United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, is launching Project Pink Wheels to celebrate and honor the many cancer warriors in our communities, past and present.
On Wednesday, Contra Costa County Fire introduced the newest addition to its fleet, a pink fire engine designed to show support for all those in our communities touched by cancer.
According to the District, survivors or family members of past cancer fighters will be able to add names to the engine. For those currently in cancer treatment, the Project Pink Wheels engine will be available to transport them to first or final treatments and will also be available for public health fairs, community festivals, parades, cancer events and other special requests.
While pink is typically symbolic of breast cancer, the goal of Project Pink Wheels is to include all cancers said CONFIRE.