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Contra Costa County Fire Rolls Out New Pink Fire Truck In Fight Against Cancer

by ECT

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.

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Michael Hunter Oct 21, 2020 - 2:07 pm

Would be great if they also responded to calls with head injury too. Only an ambulance showed up when my wife fell.

Keepinitreal Oct 21, 2020 - 6:05 pm

Wow thats what our tax dollars are going to? Pathetic.

MsKris Oct 22, 2020 - 1:48 pm

Unnecessary. Put the money towards that fire station out in Oakley. Seems like CoCo County is very absent from everything that happens on the other side of the hill.

LoveableCurmudgeon Oct 23, 2020 - 7:37 am

Here we go…..you guys would boo a cure for cancer

Simonpure Oct 23, 2020 - 10:23 am

Exactly…bunch of negative Nancy Debbie downers.

Jonah bellowah Oct 26, 2020 - 7:46 am

My thoughts exactly! Lol lol I was waiting for the “tax dollar” reply !!! These people don’t realize the money comes from grants given for these specific things. Take the pretty fire truck and smile.

gene Oct 28, 2020 - 11:10 pm

We send a few hundred dollars each year to the Cancer Support Community McNut Way Walnut Creek and they do a real service (free) to the community. They are expanding into a new building in Lafayette and could use a grant.

What grant paid for the paint?

I did some research and could not find a grant to paint this truck. I would like to talk to them.

CCC has a huge financial problem and has cut fire services and even response. In the recent past some stations were closed due to this shortfall.

COVID 19 has reduced tax revenue which supports services thus more and more cuts to services will happen.

Maybe that is good for non emergency services.

Joy Oct 28, 2020 - 11:30 am

This is actually an old and outdated piece of equipment being repurposed and put to good use. Enough cancer patients have to take rides in ambulances. I think it’s awesome they may get to take a ride in fire truck.

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