09/29/15 205 W - + 4 - 7 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial - See You in Emmitsburg

On Sunday, October 4, eighty-seven fallen firefighters will be honored at the 34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The service will honor eighty-four firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2014, and three who died in prior years. Four from North Carolina will be honored:

Ricky W. Doub, Forbush FD
Heart attack following multiple calls, December 16.

John Derek Gupton, Justice FD
Apparatus accident while responding to call, September 16.

Thomas Gerald Lee, Four Oaks FD
Heart attack within 24 hours of responding to station to provide assistance at call, February 1.

S. Brad McCoy, Nantahala FD
Died in fire at own home, while attempting to rescue family members, November 21.

Live satellite feeds and streaming of the service will be provide, along with coverage of the Saturday night Candlelight Service. See the complete list of fallen firefighters being honored, along with complete event information, at www.firehero.org.

Mr. Blogger will be assisting at the event, as a photographer for the Social Media Team. Follow the event on the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF) Facebook page and Twitter feed. Also look for the hashtag #FireHero2015.

I will be traveling up with the family of Chief Ricky Barbour – Wilson’s Mills Fire/Rescue – honored in 2011. It is such a moving event. Please be in prayer for good weather and safe travels. Also be in prayer for our Government leaders as to not have another shutdown.
Bentley Powell (Email) - 09/29/15 - 19:25

Here in Emmitsburg right now. We had a lot of rain last night and it’s cloudy right now. They are calling for rain Friday (80%), Saturday (100%), and Sunday (60%). Still up in the air about a shutdown. NFA is putting Plan A and Plan B in place right now.
DJ - 09/30/15 - 11:36

Meanwhile, a Hurricane churns…
Legeros - 09/30/15 - 21:32

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