02-19-1999, 01:28 PM #1
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Three Firefighters Killed --- (Continued)
Please continue to post your letters of condolence here. Please feel free to click "Dealing with a LODD" above to view the previous posts, including 160 in the first forum since Monday.
We will have someone in the Fort Worth area print these out and deliver them to the River Oaks station or Fort Worth for distribution to the famililes early next month.
Thanks to everyone,
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02-19-1999, 01:57 PM #2Jeff RudolphFirehouse.com Guest
The members of the Newport Township FPD in Wadsworth, IL send there deepest condolences to the families, friends & co-workers of our fallen brothers. May they rest in peace.
02-19-1999, 03:46 PM #3
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Received via email this afternoon:
As the wife of a FW firefighter, I am extremely grieved by these losses - career or volunteer - they all gave their lives for what they believed in and loved to do.
I am heartsick thinking of the Supreme Sacrifice these firefighter-wives have made and the words they heard that no one wants to hear or can comprehend hearing.
I must say that from the different things I know of these FW firemen (and I am sure the other firefighter, too), and the things I have read in the papers, heard on the news, they were truly exceptional human beings, truly wonderful Christian men, husbands, fathers and givers. Their wives are honored as having been chosen in the big scheme of things to have been these men's partners and the mothers of their children.
This has opened my heart, love, appreciation and respect further than ever and reminded me that I have been chosen for this role also and I must strive to do my husband and this role justice.
With sincerest sympathy...
02-19-1999, 03:49 PM #4Andy HenneFirehouse.com Guest
The members of the Malmstrom Air Force Base Fire Department in Great Falls, Montana, wish to extend their most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co- workers of our fallen brothers. Our deepest sympathies to all...
May God bless their souls...
02-19-1999, 07:56 PM #5firemansdaughterFirehouse.com Guest
My father is a firefighter for the city of Arlington, TX and knew Lt. Collins from the Air Force Reserve. My family grieves for these three fallen heroes and the pain their families must suffer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and we know that Brian, Gary and Phillip are with God and are smiling down on us all.
God bless those who risk their lives for others.
02-19-1999, 09:44 PM #6FireJayFirehouse.com Guest
From the North Branford Fire Department (CT), we send our deepest sympathies to the families of our three brothers.
02-19-1999, 11:15 PM #7ashwinchfireFirehouse.com Guest
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the families,friends,and co-workers of our fallen brothers from two northern Massachu- settes fire departments
02-20-1999, 12:26 AM #8Kevin StoryFirehouse.com Guest
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families of those lost and those injured.
we would like to pass along this," Farewell Brothers, Though gone you will never be forgotten."
Station 7D,Houston Fire Dept. Houston TX
02-20-1999, 02:00 AM #9Scott ClarkFirehouse.com Guest
Our Lord God has called home three of His son's. Though are brother's are gone, they are not forgotten. The supreme sacrifice inwhich they had to face was not alone, but instead they went as a team with our Chief of the Heaven's as they worked so valiantly trying to save our Lords home. I pray for their comrade's and families. Though their sacrifice is sad, they are now with eternal joy with our Heavenly Father. Amen
02-20-1999, 01:03 PM #10chiefshadowFirehouse.com Guest
our deepest sympathy from the Madison VFC,Madison PA.......our fallen brothers will be in our prayers and our hearts.......
02-20-1999, 01:47 PM #11flagsFirehouse.com Guest
To the family of the brothers who payed the ultimate sacrifice and the firefighters who are griving the loss of a fellow brother I offer my condolences and prayers.
FF Elmer L. Santiago
City of Amsterdam Fire Dept.
02-21-1999, 03:04 AM #12SCOTT SCHARF DCFDFirehouse.com Guest
Myself and the members of De Soto City Fire and Rescue would like to extend our sincere condolences to the friends and families of our three brothers who have answered their final alarm...They will never be forgotten!
De Soto City Fire & Rescue, De Soto Mo.
02-21-1999, 09:21 AM #13Andy HenneFirehouse.com Guest
To the family and friends of MSgt Brian Collins:
Those of us in the fire service all know that every day may be our last. We are all willing to lay down our lives in the line of duty, yet this does not make the pain of losing a brother fireman any easier on any of us. MSgt Collins was a father, a husband, a fireman, and a member of the United States Air Force Reserve. His loss will be felt by many, and although we did not know him here at Malmstrom AFB Fire Dept., it seems obvious that he was a good man and that he will be sorely missed. From all of us at MAFB FD, we respectfully send our condolences...
Matthew J. Maros, Amn, USAF Fire Protection
02-21-1999, 02:35 PM #14
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Received via e-mail:
The members of Hoersholm & Karlebo Firedepartment, Denmark, sends our deepest condolences to the families and friends of our three brothers.
Gone, but not forgotten !
02-21-1999, 04:55 PM #15DedeFirehouse.com Guest
I would like to offer my condolences to the families and firefighters during this time of great loss. All your sacrifices to this community are recieved with the greatest admiration and respect. May God be with you all.
02-22-1999, 11:26 AM #16Terry StorerFirehouse.com Guest
The men and women of the Lincoln Rural Fire Department extend our deepest sympathy to the families, friends, and fellow Firefighters of our fallen Brothers. We wish we could ease your pain or explain why this had to happen , but we are unable accomplish this act. We can say that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
In hope that the Pipes may one day sound no more.
02-22-1999, 04:23 PM #17fireemt03Firehouse.com Guest
The St. Robert City Fire Dept. would like to send its deepest condolences to the friends family and co workers of these brave men.
You are all in our prayers.
Asst. Fire Chief
Corey J. Molinelli
02-23-1999, 11:41 AM #18JAY FROM OHIOFirehouse.com Guest
My deepest syampathy to the families and friends of the firefighters killed in the Texas church fire. These men have given the ultimate sacrifice. They will always be remebered as what they truly are- heros.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
02-23-1999, 11:47 AM #19
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- Towson, Maryland, USA
To the family and friends left behind,I extend my most sincere condolences for this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Geoffrey L. Donahue, Lt.
Providence Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
02-23-1999, 05:15 PM #20ab18fdFirehouse.com Guest
From the men of the Atlantic Beach Fire Dept., Atlantic Beach, FL, we send our deepest sympathys to the families of our fallen brothers. God bless!
02-24-1999, 10:05 PM #21HiTecVFDFirehouse.com Guest
I send my deepest regrets to the families and the firefighters that work with these brave souls who lost their lives trying to do what few others will. The fire service is at a great loss over these men that gave their lives in the service of others. A hero is no braver than anyone else he is just braver 5 min longer...
Beach City VFD
02-24-1999, 11:39 PM #22Rick IrvingFirehouse.com Guest
I was appalled to read the article concerning the pension benefits for Phillip Dean and Brian Collins. There should be no question, these heroes who gave their all, deserve better than having politicians fight
over death benefits. All fire fighters and the citizens of Fort Worth should let the Mayor, the City Council and the city's retirement board, know we stand with our fire fighters and want no part in short changing the widows and children these men left behind.
These brave Americans did their duty and paid the price. The City of Fort Worth should step up to the plate and do what is right!
03-01-1999, 02:17 PM #23jlroseFirehouse.com Guest
The entire membership of the Hughesville Vol. Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad, Inc. wishes to send thier deepest condolences to the family and freinds of Gary Sanders, Phillip Dean, and Brian Collins. May they rest in peace.
Jimmy Rose, President
03-24-1999, 05:04 PM #24AndiFirehouse.com Guest
To the families of the courageous firefighters, I just wanted to let ya'll know that my heart and prayers go out to you. Although there was a tragic end to their wonderful lives, please find comfort in knowing they have passed on to the most beautiful place, and will always be there to watch over you. I was very sorry to hear about the decision the board made regarding pension. I guess they weren't big enough to step up and put themselves in your shoes. I am sure that if that had been the case, and the tables had been turned, they wouldn't have been so quick to make the decision they made.
04-06-1999, 08:37 PM #25medic 67Firehouse.com Guest
The Xenia Township Fire Department wants to relay our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of the fallen firefighters. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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