The Anchorage Fire Department has some new wheels that are bound to turn some heads.
By the end of the week, some of the city's firefighters will be looking pretty in pink.
“The Anchorage Fire Department is unveiling the newest addition to the fleet, her name is Miss Linda,” said AFD Captain Jason Dolph.
AFD has turned a traditional red fire truck into a pink one.
On Friday, Miss Linda will be rolling out an important message and that’s AFD wants to extinguish not just breast cancer but all forms of cancer.
“The first thing we wanted to do is when it hits the streets, we want to bring a message of hope, courage, love and support,” said Dolph. “The second part of that is we want to encourage people to get wellness checks because awareness matters.”
Inspired by the loss of his mother to the disease, Dolph is the man behind this pink lady.
“While I couldn’t do anything for my mom, I can do something for someone,” Dolph said.
He said if just one person sees the truck and gets screed and turns out to have cancer that’s treatable, Miss Linda has done her job.
“Not only will it fight fires, it will fight cancer,” Dolph said.
The unveiling of the entire truck will be at noon at the Anchorage Fire Training Campus located at 1140 Airport Heights Road.