Because many fire fighters – or their families – have been affected by cancer, it’s been an important issue for IAFF members who raise awareness and dollars in support of women in their fight against breast and other cancers.

Over the last several years growing numbers of IAFF affiliates across North America have traded blue duty shirts for pink T-shirts in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Fire fighters have been recognized for their efforts in the new AFL-CIO’s @work site which is helping to spread the good work union members perform in their local communities.

While media may portray unions as selfish, greedy and not wanting what’s best for America, union members are active forces in their communities, and this new web site aims to share the stories of selfless men and women who care about others and the world.

Fire fighters who were active in the rescue and recovery efforts during Super Storm Sandy are also mentioned, along with other union brothers and sisters who were key during the storm.

America’s unions are dedicated to improving the lives of all working families, and IAFF members prove this every day.

View the new @work site here.

See fire fighters serving their communities to raise breast cancer awareness.

See how fire fighters and other unions responded to Superstorm Sandy.