Charleston Tragedy

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  • Fallen Charleston, S.C. Firefighters Mourned

    Thousands of firefighters from around the world are here this morning to honor their fallen brothers. CHARLESTON-- Bagpipers, salutes, the signaling of the bell -- the memorial service for nine firefighters here Friday was steeped in...

    Article • June 22nd, 2007

  • Funeral Information for Fallen Charleston, S.C. Firefighters

    Nine Charleston, S.C. firefighters died battling a furniture warehouse blaze on June 18.Bradford "Brad" Baity Visitation for Engineer Baity will be held Friday, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West at Stuhr Funeral Home's West Ashley Chapel on 3360 Glenn...

    News • June 21st, 2007

  • Charleston Message Clear During Safety Stand Down Week

    As the deaths of nine firefighters killed battling a South Carolina blaze continue to reverberate through the fire community, so does the need to ask why? How?As the deaths of nine firefighters killed battling a South Carolina blaze continue to...

    Article • June 21st, 2007

  • Brother Relates Waiting to Carry Brother Out

    The deputy chief at Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Company was joined at the fire scene by his other brother, also a firefighter, and their dad. SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- Jeffrey Thompson got a knot in his stomach Monday night when he got no answer on his...

    Article • June 21st, 2007

  • Charleston Mourns, Firefighters Wonder Why

    Makeshift memorials are everywhere. Flags fly at half mast. Signs in front of businesses ask for prayers. This historic southern city is in mourning.CHARLESTON -- Makeshift memorials are everywhere. Flags fly at half mast. Signs in front of businesses...

    Article • June 20th, 2007

  • Memorial Service for The Fallen Charleston, S.C Firefighters

    Memorial and vigil service details released.A memorial service has been planned for the 9 fallen firefighters to be held on Friday, June 22, 2007 at 10 a.m.It will be held at the North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston.COLOR...

    Article • June 20th, 2007

  • President Bush Offers Statement on Charleston Tragedy

    President Bush issued a statement praising the firefighters for their skill, courage and commitment to Charleston.CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mourners have left flowers and cards in front of fire stations and monuments in Charleston after nine...

    Article • June 20th, 2007

  • City of Charleston Fire Department Profile

    The Fire Chief Russell Thomas supervises about 237 personnel.The City of Charleston Fire Department is a Class I rated department consisting of 19 fire companies located throughout the city.

    Article • June 19th, 2007

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