It is with deep regret that I have to announce the deaths of Two London Firefighters this morning...from my own area of East London.
Crews were called early this morning to a fire in a shop & Dwellings in Bethnal green Road. Some recues were carried out early in the job and crews were comitted for firefighting.
It would appear that something happened and a SCBA team comprising Ff Bill Faust and probationary Firefighter Adam Meere got into difficulty.
Rescue Crews located the brothers in the Basement but they were confirmed DOA at the Royal London Hospital.
We are all devastated in the local area. One of the guy at my place was on his last shift after 30 years, this has put a real damper on his last couple of nights.
Rest in Peace Brothers Bill & Adam.
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07-20-2004, 11:25 AM #1
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07-20-2004, 11:38 AM #2
With our deepest sympathies and respects to all involved.
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07-20-2004, 11:44 AM #3
Rest in Peace Brothers, the families and the London Fire Bigade is in my thoughts.AKA: Mr. Whoo-Whoo
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07-20-2004, 11:45 AM #4
May our dear brothers rest in eternal peace. May God provide comfort to their families, friends and brother firefighters.
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07-20-2004, 11:52 AM #5
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Condolences, may our brothers rest in peace. My prayers are with all our brothers in the LFB.
07-20-2004, 11:54 AM #6
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My condolences to the friends and family of FF Bill Faust and probationary Firefighter Adam Meere. May the Brothers rest in peace.
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07-20-2004, 12:01 PM #7
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My heartfelt condolences to the LFB, and especially to the Faust & Meere families. You are all in my prayers today. God Bless.
Rest in peace, my brothers.
07-20-2004, 12:06 PM #8
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Rest in peace, brothers. May God welcome you home and comfort your family and friends.Chris Minick, P.E., Firefighter II
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07-20-2004, 12:21 PM #9
My sincere condolences and prayers to the London Fire Brigade and the families of both Fire Fighters. May they both rest in peace.
07-20-2004, 12:21 PM #10
Rest in Peace Bill and Adam, my condolences to their families, the LFD, and everyone involved.JLS
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07-20-2004, 12:23 PM #11
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My deepest sympathies to the LFB, and to the families and friends of Firefighter Bill Faust and Firefighter Adam Meere. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace Bill and Adam
07-20-2004, 12:37 PM #12
My sincere condolences to the LFB and the families of FF Faust and FF Meere. May God watch over all of you and give you comfort in this difficult time.Shawn M. Cecula
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07-20-2004, 12:44 PM #13
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My sincerest condolences to the London Fire Brigade and the Faust and Meere families.
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07-20-2004, 05:42 PM #14
Rest in Peace, Brothers. To all the Brothers and Sisters across the pond and their families, my condolences..........
07-20-2004, 07:57 PM #15
I am truly sorry for the loss of our Brothers Bill Faust and Adam Meere.
Rest in peace."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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07-20-2004, 08:51 PM #16
I heard of this as soon as I woke this morning. I had no names and knew it was in your area from what was told to me. I tried to call your home but no one answered. It is with relief that I found out later it was not you.
However I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Brothers Bill Faust and Adam Meere.
It is with our deepest sympathy that I convey our condolences from the City of North Charleston Fire Department.
If you need anything at all, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL ME. Let us know when the funeral services will be. I will not be able to come to this one but we would like to send flowers.
Please forward our sentiments to the boys at Whitechapel Station and let them know they are in our prayers.
07-20-2004, 10:33 PM #17
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Rest in peace brothers
07-21-2004, 12:57 PM #18
Please accept my sincere condolances. Rest in peace Brothers.IAFF-IACOJ PROUD
07-21-2004, 03:56 PM #19
Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I have passed on your messages to everyone down the road at Whitechapel Fire Station.
07-22-2004, 03:44 AM #20
Tributes for dead firefighters
Adam Meere only graduated as a firefighter in May
Two firefighters who died after an east London blaze in a three-storey building have been praised by their colleagues.
Bill Faust, 36, and Adam Meere, 27, were among 50 officers who fought the blaze in Bethnal Green Road, at 0400 BST on Tuesday.
London Fire Commissioner Ken Knight said firefighters were feeling the pain of the "tragic" double loss, as were the men's families.
Mr Faust was a father of three and Mr Meere graduated in May.
The pair got into difficulty in the lower part of the building, which contained flats and a shop, where the fire was most severe.
They died soon after arriving at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.
London Fire Commissioner Ken Knight said: "The greatest tragedy is that we've lost two firefighters, one a young man and the other a father with three children under the age of six.
Being told of the deaths was one of the worst days of my career and the worst day since I've been commissioner of the London Fire Brigade
London Fire Commissioner Ken Knight
"We are all grieving for that and we are trying to care for their families as best we can."
The deaths were the first involving firefighters in London since 1993.
"This is a tragic day for the all the fire service," Mr Knight said.
"I am immensely proud of the professionalism of the London Fire Brigade and in particular these two brave firefighters who so tragically lost their lives."
Mr Meere graduated in May and joined the Whitechapel brigade.
"He was a very young man with a very proud father who was a firefighter and a girlfriend whose father was also a firefighter," Mr Knight said.
"They are also feeling the pain."
Mr Faust had been with the London Fire Brigade for seven years and had twin girls aged four and a boy under six.
Mr Knight said that being told of the deaths "was one of the worst days of my career and the worst day since I've been commissioner of the London Fire Brigade."
Scotland Yard was helping fire investigation officers trying to establish the cause of the blaze.
Prime Minister Tony Blair's official spokesman said: "The Prime Minister obviously sends his sympathies to the families. He recognises the debt that we owe firefighters and the risks that they run to protect people at home and at work."
Two members of the public were also taken to hospital on Tuesday and released after a routine check-up.
London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Kelly said that when firefighters arrived at the building they discovered a "serious" fire in the clothes shop and its basement.
He said smoke had reached all floors and was coming out of the windows.
Mr Faust and Mr Meere had entered the building wearing breathing apparatus but colleagues had to rescue them.
Mr Kelly said: "It's a very tragic day for us and it's one of the worst events to befall an organisation like us.
"A lot of my colleagues are very upset and distressed at the moment and we're doing everything possible to help them come through the next few days."
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