Cancer Awareness Engine Goes into Service

Sacramento County, CA (MPG)  |  Source: Sacramento Metro Fire Department
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In support of every person affected by cancer, Metro Fire will be operating a Cancer Awareness engine for the third year. The engine will run out of five fire stations, one in each of our Battalions, during the month of October.
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Most all of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another, by our own personal battle, or that of friends and loved ones. Firefighters are not exempt. Not only do we respond to the homes of cancer patients on a regular basis, but we’ve watched fellow firefighters lose their battles with cancer and we’ve rejoiced with those who have beaten it.

In support of every person affected by cancer, Metro Fire will be operating a Cancer Awareness engine for the third year. The engine will run out of five fire stations, one in each of our Battalions, during the month of October. The engine will start its month of service today at Station 24 (4942 College Oak Drive). The cost to wrap the fire engine was 100% donated by Vehicle Wraps, Inc. and Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522.

Get your cameras out because this year we have added a photo contest!

The Contest:

  • During the month of October, 2016, we want the public to take pictures of the pink engine wherever they see it (other than in a fire station): on a fire, at a school teaching kids, with families at a park, saving an animal, etc…
  • Submit the picture, along with your name, and contact info to: PinkEngine@metrofire.ca.gov by November 4th, 2016.
  • All properly submitted photos will be evaluated and the ONE determined to best represent Metro Fire will be selected as the winner. The winner will be announced on or before November 14, 2016.

The Prize:

Become a Firefighter for a Day!*

The winner becomes an honorary member of the crew on a fire engine, doing what firefighters do on a daily basis: responding to 9-1-1 calls, assisting at community events, washing the fire engine, training, making dinner and eating with the crew, etc…Alternative accommodations will be made, if needed.

Full contest details can be found at www.metrofire.ca.gov.