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Words can not even express how I feel. Knowing two of the three firefighters that were killed yesterday hit very close to home. These men were upstanding, caring, couragious, funny individuals who lived life to the fullest. These men were teachers who taught every person whom they came across how to be better fireman not only that but to be better people. They taught me to be a better firefighter. I am very lucky to got to know these two individuals. It is sad not only for the fire community, but for the family of those individuals lost. For me, I will never forget these men,they were all characters of strength and honor. Godspeed to them, May they rest in peace and may the families, friends, colleges and fellow brothers and sisters find peace too, as we all try to heal from this tragety.

Maria Furino
Waterford Township Fire Dept.
Sta. 23-2