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Cancer Support Unit
The Chesapeake Fire Department is pleased to have a Cancer Support Unit or Pink Fire Truck. Engine 106 has been reimagined to be a cancer support and awareness vehicle. This fire engine is a reserve unit and is still fully functional.
The fire engine would not have been completed without the help of the community and generous sponsors who enabled us to create this truck, with no expenditure of City funds. Thank you Autocraft Collision Center, Pierce Manufacturing, East Coast Emergency Vehicles, Whelen, Inc., Eyegasm Graphics, and Geoquip Manufacturing, Inc. for all of their help making this a reality!
The debut event for the truck was the Chesapeake Relay for Life event on May 6, 2011. The truck will be used at other cancer awareness events and to support victims and family members of those affected by cancer.
We'll let our members tell the story:
"It is so much more than a pink Engine, it pulls on deep seated emotions and tugs at something you can't quite put into words. Thank you to my crew today for doing such an outstanding job, and showing that we in the CFD are so much more than firefighters and paramedics. We are community supporters, we are listeners to those that want to share their stories, and we are whatever else our friends, family and citizens need us to be.”
- Lt. David King, Reflecting after the Cancer Support Truck paid honors at the funeral service of a firefighter who had fallen victim to cancer
If you would like Engine 106 to attend your event, please email the Cancer Support Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the truck.
Chesapeake Fire Department
Fighting Fires, Fighting Cancer