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News for the week of November 17, 2008

by mobrian on November 24, 2008

DFD Pays Respect to a lost Fire Fighter

Walter P. Harris died while fighting a fire in the City of Detroit was laid to rest on Friday.  Harris was remembered as a father with a warm smile and the message to live your life, like you only have 38 years to live.  Harris was a senior fire fighter who was soon to be promoted for engine 23.  Fire fighters came from across the Midwest and Canada to pay their respects for this hero.

Light Weight Truss, fire fighter falls through Floor

Sean Decrane and Ozzie Mirkhah are two of the mover and shakers in the fire service.  Their combined efforts highlight the dangers of lightweight wood truss on our fire service.  This article provided by firehouse.com serves as a great reminder of the need for situational awareness for firefighters in every aspect of the fire fight.

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