While pink is not the manliest of colors, the Conway Fire Department thinks it is the perfect color to represent its ongoing fight against cancer, and they have painted one of their trucks as a symbol in that fight.
The unveiling of Engine 8, a current engine at the department was held at the central station Friday, and representatives said the truck will be a symbol of the work that its members are doing for cancer victims and their families.
Firefighters for the Cure and Hearts On Fire are two groups within the department who are bringing awareness of cancer in Faulkner County. The new pink engine, which was redone with donated materials and donated work from Helton Wrecker Service and A&J Collision Repair. Firefighters were especially thankful to the two owners of the businesses, Bill Helton and Jody Gatchell.
Hearts On Fire and Men for Mammaries 5k will highlight the department’s campaign for donations, and that event will take place Oct. 12-13.
For now, keep looking for that pink truck.
By Richard Duke