For Immediate Release:
February 19th 2015
Surrey Fire Fighters Aim to Extinguish Bullying
Surrey, BC – The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association, with the support of the Surrey Fire Service, is publicly endorsing the Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Campaign by wearing pink Surrey Fire shirts on Wednesday February 25. The Local recognizes that bullying is a major problem in our schools, places of work and our community at large and we want to make a strong statement that Surrey Fire Fighters do not support bullying. We recognize that we are role models in our communities and taking the stance that we do not tolerate bullying will mean a lot to the many kids who look up to us. We hope that our strong stand can help influence the youth of our community and convince them that bullying is not acceptable. We take pride wearing these pink shirts because the message they represent is invaluable and we hope you will support us too by wearing your pink shirts and helping us get the message out to the public at large.
About Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association:
The Surrey Fire Fighters have a proud tradition of serving the community we work and live in and are already involved in several programs aimed at combating bullying by empowering youths while building their confidence and self esteem. We believe being a fire fighter is more of a calling than a job and it is our responsibility to make the community we work in a better place. This belief filters through all aspects of our lives and is an integral part of the culture we work in and it is why we have created programs like the Goodwill Basketball Tournament, Girls Empowerment Camp, Slamfest Wresting and inner city run groups.
About Our Pink Shirt Campaign:
On Feb. 25, every on duty member will wear their pink Surrey Fire shirt and several fire trucks will visit a local elementary school to make the statement that the Surrey Fire Service does not tolerate bullying. While at the schools, the fire crews will take part in various team building and role playing activities aimed at conveying the message that bullying will not be tolerated in Surrey. We want to lead the way in our community and make sure the message is loud and clear that Surrey Fire Fighters are against bullying.
To learn more please contact:
Visit http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/ for more information.