Firefighters wear pink ribbon hats

By John Richmeier
Leavenworth Times – October 17, 2018

Leavenworth firefighter Spencer Blew and Capt. Tyler Ewert. Photo by John Richmeier

While they put on helmets when responding to fires, members of the Leavenworth Fire Department often wear baseball caps with their uniforms. And many of them are sporting special caps this month in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Battalion Chief Bill McKeel said firefighters were given the opportunity to purchase the special Leavenworth Fire Department hats.

They are similar to ones Leavenworth firefighters wear throughout the year, but they feature pink lettering and the image of a pink ribbon.

About 40 of the special hats were purchased. McKeel said the supplier charged $16 per hat. But firefighters paid $20 for each hat.

McKeel said the additional money collected from the hat sales will be donated to a cancer charity.

“So this is kind of a way just to help out,” he said.

McKeel said he is still collecting money and does not yet know how much has been raised for charity.

“It’s probably not going to be a whole lot this year, but it’s something,” he said.

McKeel, who is in charge of ordering uniforms for the Fire Department, said he came up with idea for the hats because he wanted to do something special for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

McKeel said he would like to expand on the idea for next year, possibly offering T-shirts or other items.


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