This is the fourth year that the Plymouth Fire Department has created T-shirts to sell to the public with proceeds benefiting Ounce of Prevention. This year’s pink shirt features a breast cancer ribbon made out of a fire hose on the front chest and a large fire logo with flames and Firefighters Fired Up for A Cure on the back around the logo and flames.
As a unique way to raise awareness firefighters Jim Budd and Mike Jernstrom came up with the idea of a pink fire truck and after looking into it decided to plasti-dip a real fire truck with the parts that were red now pink and the rest white, chrome and black. Plasti-dip is not permanent but will last a couple of years.
Once they had the pink fire truck and showed the Ounce of Prevention girls, Jenny Houin and Jessica Oliver, the idea was created to have breast cancer survivors sign the fire truck….that idea exploded into having any and all cancer survivors sign the truck. Then they decided to have people sign in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with cancer.
The pink fire truck will be at the Pink Football Game at the Kindt SoccerPlex on Thursday, September 25th for the PHS Girls Soccer Team Goes Pink event. On October 9th it will be at the Ancilla Chargers Pink Volleyball game and on Friday, October 17TH at the Pink Varsity Football game at the Rockpile.