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Never Forget!!

This time of year marks the anniversary of two important firefighter LODD’s. The first and the one you have heard about most is the Charleston 9 or the Super Sofa Store Fire. This fire was significant due to the number of lives lost, and the amount of learning that has taken place from the incident. 

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face200718.html  Charleston NIOSH Report

The second is a little lesser known fire. It was called the “Fathers Day Fire” and happened in 2001. This fire took the lives of 3 FDNY firefighters (Ford, Downing, and Fahey). unfortunately this fire lost a lot of significance because just a few short months later the tragedy of September 11th 2001 occurred. I still think this is an important fire to learn from, and of course being a father it always hits home on father’s day that your next shift could be your last.

http://stevespak.com/fathersday.html Fathers Day Fire Coverage

The most important thing that we can do to honor our brother firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice is to learn from them, and to never ever forget them, or what they represented as fireman.

So take a few minutes and read about these incidents and take something back that you can use to save your life, and most importantly NEVER FORGET THEM!!!!!!!!!!!

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