Help Prince George's County name its new pink paramedic unit
- Prince George's County Fire/EMS department's pink firetruck and paramedic unit, painted in honor of breast cancer awareness. (Photo: Courtesy of PGFD)
(WJLA) - Prince George's County loves the color pink.
The county's Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (EMS) has a new paramedic transport unit that is completely pink, and it's all in the name of breast cancer awareness.
Now, they need help naming it, and are hoping a clever member of the community can give the unit its new name.
The new pink unit was officially baptized into service during a short ceremony on Sunday. It will operate out of the College Park Fire/EMS Station 812 near the University of Maryland.
Teresa Aldaco Revilla, a breast cancer survivor and the sister of one of the county's medics, was allowed to ride along with her brother in the pink unit for its first day of service Sunday.
The department already has one other pink rig - the Pink Pumper, or "Pinky." for its pink firetruck. Now, the department is turning to the public for a nickname for its new pink paramedic unit.
Members of the public are invited to send in their ideas for nicknames via the department's social media accounts or through email at PGFDPIO@co.pg.md.us.
Tweet your ideas with the hashtag "#PGFDPINK" or post them on the department's Facebook page.
The department offered the following recommendations and guidelines for nickname suggestions:
"Be creative. Think of a one- or two-word nickname. [Note that] 'Pinky' is already in use by our Pink Pumper [unit]," they said. "Be professional - we will not use any nickname that uses slang or inappropriate language."
Ideas will be accepted through the end of the month of July.
The person who submits the nickname that is selected will receive an official uniform pink shirt that is worn by Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics during the month of October, the department said.
The department thanks the company First Impression of Laurel for donating the pink shirts.