It was again eith great sadness and a heavy heart that I typed out leeters of condolences to the Fire departments that suffered line of duty deaths this week. We in the Fire Service are family-you all are brothers and sisters that I have not yet met. Please now there are many of us that truly do care and share in your loss and your pain. We pray daily for your continued safety. May God truly bless you all as you continue to serve.

Chaplian Jeff Turkel
North Star Fire Department
North Pole, Alaska