My Scott Wahlen and I am Boston Fire Captain. My spouse and I recently started a business on St. John USVI name Florian Villa. My wife plans weddings, yoga retreats, and adventure retreats and of course we rent it out as much as possible. We donate as much time as possible to families of fallen firefighters and SUDS ( soldiers undertaking disabled scuba). For the sake of this forum, if you know of anybody that has suffered a LODD in the FD, then please have them contact us and we would be more than happy to accomodate us. As far as rentals go, the more we rent the villa, the more we are able to donate time to the disabled veterans and the families of LODD firefighters.

There was an article in the Boston Globe that sums up our story nicely that was name Healing Wounds in Paradise. If you go to our website florian villa you will find more info on the about us page ( the article is also here ).

Thank you so much for spreading the word. The veterans, the families, and myself all thank you.

Scott Wahlen BFD