• 46°

Firefighting cancer: Department raising awareness with new look

Madison Fire and Rescue
Madison Fire and Rescue

Members of the Madison Fire and Rescue are sporting the new look to raise money, and awareness, for breast cancer research.

Paramedic and driver Jason Tidwell said the department got the idea from the Orange Beach Fire Department, who even went a step further in sporting a pink fire truck.

“It’s kind of odd seeing a firefighter wearing a pink shirt, but it brings attention,” Tidwell said.

Although October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tidwell said the department wanted to do something now.

“People should be aware of breast cancer year round, not just in October,” Tidwell said.

Tidwell’s late grandmother, Mildred Scott, was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago, and he said several others in the department have had friends and family affected by the disease.

“It’s near and dear to a lot of people here at the department,” Tidwell said.

The department is selling the shirts for $15 apiece through the month of July, and Tidwell said they have already sold nearly 650.

“We want to sell all of them,” Tidwell said. “Our goal is to donate at least $10,000, and we plan to do something like this every year.”

All the money raised will be donated to the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund.

Shirts can be purchased at Station No. 1 at 101 Mill Road.

Business

The State Of The Rocket City Trash Pandas 2022

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Rocket City Marathon 2022: New Format, New Course, New Day

James Clemens High School

Christmas Card Lane brightens downtown streets

Liberty Middle School

World War II, Korea veteran Walt Siffringer accepts Quilt of Valor

Bob Jones High School

beEntrepreneurial [beE] High School Idea Competition sets Dec. 7 deadline

Madison

School board approves bid to turn the old West Madison campus into PreK Center

Bob Jones High School

Greenpower racing builds STEM skills and confidence

Madison

Madison Animal Rescue Foundation in need of new foster homes

Madison

How to submit your child’s “Letter to Santa”

Events

Neighbors: Community theater groups in Decatur to stage ‘ELF: The Musical’

Events

Driving Nights for Galaxy of Lights begin today at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Events

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Bob Jones High School

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Digital Version

Check out the new issue of Madison Living Magazine

James Clemens High School

James Clemens medical and drama students, first responders simulate trauma scene

Madison

Curbside recycling recovery assistance throughout the weekend

Bob Jones High School

Scholarships at stake in American Legion oratorical contest

Bob Jones High School

Nichols’ podcast avers multi-disciplines feed theatre

Business

Town Madison becomes city’s first Arts & Entertainment District

Events

Asbury Church to present “Lessons & Carols: The Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 4

Events

Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain

Events

Madison Community Band to present “Christmas Journey”

Events

Winter Park at The Orion Amphitheater is now open!

Harvest

Still Serving Veterans named ‘Nonprofit of the Year

x