Most of you have probably already heard about this, but two firefighters were killed today in Buffalo. Early reports indicate that the pair were conducting search operations during a structure fire when a partial building collapse occurred. The bodies of the two were recovered later in the day.
Firegeezer has all of the details here: http://www.firegeezer.com/2009/08/24/double-lodd-in-buffalo/
Shit. It tears me up to read this stuff. Despite all of the PADs, UACs, TICs PPEs RICs and all of the other advancements in tactics and technology, we are still losing people. Out thoughts and prayers go out the the B.F.D. and to the families of the fallen, two Schmoes trying to keep the wolves from the door.
UPDATE - I know this late, but the fallen firefighters have been identified as Lt. Charles McCarthy, 45, of Rescue 1; FF Jonathan Croom, 34, of Ladder 7
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