Firefighters helping raise money for breast cancer research


CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — Firefighters around central Alabama are teaming up with Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. 

For the past five years, Center point fire has taken a big role in breast cancer awareness with their pink fire truck that is active year-Long. People have signed the truck and wrote names of survivors and victims.

Center Point fire is also participating in the pink ribbon project through BCRFA. They are selling T-shirts for $15 and all the money goes back to breast cancer research locally. 

Chris Horn with Center Point Fire District said they got involved with breast cancer awareness after one of their own firefighters, who was involved in breast cancer awareness, died in the line of duty.

The Center Point fire chief also has a close connection to BCRFA because he is cancer-free and credits his survival with a doctor who is part of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. 

“It’s not just in October. We see it everyday and we just felt like every now and then we’ll put this truck in service and let them respond to calls,” said Chris Horn with Center Point Fire District. “We’ve had people come out and that made their day, that makes them feel better. They come out and sign the truck in their memory or memory of someone else that had breast cancer.” 

Many other fire departments are involved in the Pink Ribbon Project. Those fire departments include Birmingham fire, Black Pond, Double Springs, Helicon, Hoover, Jemison, Leeds, Monrovia, Oneonta, Pelham, and Poarch Creek. 

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