For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2016
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 24th. 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 community and by taking the stance that we do not tolerate bullying will have a positive impact on many children. We hope that our strong stand can help influence the youth of our community and help reinforce to 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.
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 February 24th, every on duty member will wear their pink Surrey Fire shirt and several fire trucks will visit a local school. The purpose of these visits is to identify students who deserve special recognition for their efforts in combatting bullying. We will honour these students by presenting them with a certificate, either in front of their class or in front of the school, and then invite them out for a tour and photo opportunity on the fire truck. 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: