Every year, I share one picture from September 11.
I took this particular picture because it is the home of Engine-10 and Ladder-10 who’s station sits in the shadow of the former World Trade Center. Yes, that’s right – directly next to the World Trade Center.
I remember digging at the pile with my fellow FDNY Brother Firefighters in the pile searching for something. I really wish we had found something significant to give to any family member. When I look back, I struggle with that particular memory.
So take some time out of your day to think about Firefighters and others who lost their lives on that day. No doubt, America continues to heal 17 years later.
Also, 2018, take some time to think about those public safety pros headed into harms way to ensure safety for those in the path of so many deadly hurricanes.
…then you likely could get hurt. So please PLEASE be careful this 4th of July holiday.
Also, fireworks are expensive. Leave it to the pros.
Here’s a quick news story with my friend Euclid Fire Capt Jay Northup on the dangers of fireworks who was injured a few months ago in NE Ohio. (click on the picture)
Fire Captain Jay Northup suffered a severe head injury, two ruptured eardrums, second-degree burns, and multiple bruises and cuts requiring 35 stitches after an accident involving fireworks. / AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Again, I would highly recommend that you leave the fireworks to the pros.
I was fortunate to make a stop at the National Interagency Fire Center
This is where the so many HotShots train and hone their skills
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation sought a special way to recognize firefighters after the loss of 14 lives during the 1994 South Canyon Fire. The Foundation partnered with the National Interagency Fire Center to pursue creation of a monument. Generous donations and tireless work of countless volunteers transformed a section of parking lot into a peaceful park. The Monument was officially dedicated in a ceremony on May 25, 2000.
So many placards displaying fallen Firefighters.
My SnapChat has a more in-depth story including better views w/ Spectacles.
In this week’s edition of Jumpseat Radio host, Ryan Pennington welcomes his good friend, and PIO Master, Kevin Sur.Kevin travels around the world serving in multiple roles with local, state, and federal government agencies preparing for emergencies. Kevin is a Social Media Master that teaches the benefits and uses of the multiple platforms to different agencies.