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Local 290 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

From left to right Firefighter Anthony Terebetsky, Captain Paul DeLeo, Firefighter Evan Douglas
From left to right Firefighter Anthony Terebetsky, Captain Paul DeLeo, Firefighter Evan Douglas
The Woodbridge Township Professional Firefighters Association, I.A.F.F. Local 290, would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Woodbridge Township Board of Fire Commissioners of Port Reading Fire District 2 and Fords Fire District 7. These two boards have agreed to permit their firefighters to work in pink t-shirts to show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease. Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer — just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do. In the last three years, hundreds of I.A.F.F. affiliates in the United States have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through the Passionately Pink program, with the donations shared equally between Susan G. Komen and the I.A.F.F. Charitable Foundation. Funds are used to help Komen support breast cancer research, screening and treatment programs and to help the I.A.F.F. Foundation support I.A.F.F. members and family members who are battling cancer. T-shirts were sold to the public during Fire Prevention Open House in Fords.  T-shirts are available for $15 each. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, please email: I.A.F.F. Local 290. All proceeds will benefit the Passionately Pink program.

Firefighters for Operation Warm

Woodbridge Township Professional Firefighters Association Local 290 does not want the children in our communities to be left out in the cold. Team up with your local firefighters today, and give the gift of warmth to a child in need. Your donation will help provide brand new, American-made coats to the childrenin our community who need them most. Beyond warmth, Woodbridge Firefighters believe new coats inspire higher self-esteem, keep children in school throughout the winter months and also free up tight family resources which can help create a better future. Support the Woodbridge Firefighters as they support your community, and make a difference in a child’s life today! Donations can be made online via pay pal, credit card or debit card. You may also donate by check, made payable to Operation Warm. Please mail your check to: Operation Warm, 418 School Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Indicate on your check in the memo section, Woodbridge Firefighters. Donate Today To make a donation, please visit www.operationwarm.org/woodbridge