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Zoneton Fire District selling bracelets in support of fire chief battling cancer

Zoneton Fire Chief Rob Orkies said he knew McGaha for about 30 years. Not only in the first...
Zoneton Fire Chief Rob Orkies said he knew McGaha for about 30 years. Not only in the first responder circle but, they were friends.(WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Nov. 30, 2020 at 1:45 PM EST
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BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE) - The Zoneton Fire Protection District continues to show their support for their fire chief, Rob Orkies, who is currently battling cancer in the ICU.

On Saturday, the fire district announced on social media it would be selling bracelets with the phrase “#8101Strong” and the initials “ZFD” for $1 at their location on 5328 North Preston Highway.

Come get yours to show support for Chief Orkies. 5328 N. Preston Highway see the shift Captain or Sergeant. $1.00 each.

Posted by Zoneton Fire Protection District on Saturday, November 28, 2020

The bracelets are being sold to show support for Chief Orkies, who is battling stage 4 cancer in his neck and lymph nodes.

Orkies was diagnosed back in October, and has continued his battle within the ICU on a ventilator.

Sunday, the fire district said that Chief Orkies’ family have heard “encouraging reports” from the hospital on his condition, but is still dependent and within the ICU.

Sunday afternoon update on Chief Orkies: the family tells us they have heard encouraging reports from the hospital. He...

Posted by Zoneton Fire Protection District on Sunday, November 29, 2020

“Please continue praying,” the post reads, “as he has a long way to go.”

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