The Windsor Fire Department said farewell to one of their trucks in order to help out a fire department in Kentucky.
“The third annual Terry Farrell Fund stairclimb took place Sunday, recreating the 110 story climb of the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001. Above:?Cobb Station 23 firefighter Kevin Crowe grabs water as he exits the elevator and heads back to the stairs for another ascent.”
It is with a very heavy heart I write to inform you of the loss of a firefighter, a smoke jumper, and one of our Forest Service family. Luke Sheehy, a 28-year-old firefighter from Susanville, Calif., died Monday afternoon as a result of injuries received on a wildfire on the Modoc National Forest in northeast California. Luke, a member of the California Smokejumpers based out of Redding, was struck by a dead tree on the Saddle Back Fire in the South Warner Wilderness about 15 miles southeast of Alturas, Calif.
While the number of firefighters who lost their lives in 2001 is markedly higher, the fatalities since represent the peril inherent in our profession. When firefighters are lost, families are left behind. The Terry Farrell Fund is there to help with kids’ education, medical bills and support in countless other ways.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund – California Chapter is excited to team up with Mickie Finnz Fish House & Bar Redondo Beach, CA and the Chive Team – Keep Calm and Chive On to kick off our 2014 fundraising events to support your local firefighters and their families in the time of need. Also, featuring Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (Tastes Like Heaven, BURNS LIKE HELL), Live Music by Addey Lane (6-9 PM) and Vicious Filthy (9-Closing), Fill-the-Boot donations, silent auction items by our generous sponsors and free promotional items courtesy of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey. LIKE and follow us on Facebook events for more information.
Since 2011 The Colorado Chapter is proud to announce that we have donated $74,277 to Colorado Firefighters in need since 2011. Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors. Without your help we would not be able to continue!
Car 343 is a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban donated by Coram, Long Island, NY. Car 343 is used to pick up and deliver surplus equipment for Fire Departments all across Georgia. It is also used for parades, fundraisers, and when called upon for a firefighter's funeral.