Firefighters wear pink
By Charles E. Kludt, 114th Civil Engineer
/ Published October 13, 2011
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - -- The firefighters at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Crash-Fire-Rescue station and members of the International Association of Firefighters did their part during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Members of the station purchased pink station wear shirts with the department logo printed on it and sold them to raise funds. Crash, Fire, Rescue members also purchased pinks for family members.
The money collected was then donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The members wore the "pinks" throughout the month of October and October also happens to be Fire Prevention month.
While at a public Fire Prevention promotions, the members wore their pink shirts while talking to people, putting on demonstrations, and collecting food for the local food pantry.
Susan G. Komen Foundation of South Dakota Executive Director Amanda Anderson accepted a check for $600.00 from the members of Joe Foss Field station at a presentation at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Air National Guard Crash Station.