Category Archives: Fallen Firefighters

September 11, 2001 FDNY Firefighter Tommy Dunn Reports For Duty….

“September 11, 2001, 0000 hrs. FF Dunn relieves FF Jacobs on house watch dept., personal quarters, in good order.”

11 Croatian Firefighters Die In Line Of Duty

Two were 17 years old. From BBC International; “The blaze, which broke out on Kornat island, killed six firemen on Thursday last week when a sudden change of wind direction trapped them in the flames.Five more firemen have now since died in hospital.Police have detained a national park receptionist on suspicion of causing the blaze […]

Linda Graffagnino Is a Hero Too

Linda lost her husband Firefighter Joseph Graffagnino two weeks ago in a fire in an abandoned building near ground zero. Also losing his life was Firefighter Robert Beddia, a 24 year veteran of the department. Linda is not playing the victim role as she speaks out against the city and those responsible for placing her […]

More on Heroes Matt Burton and Scott Desmond

Jason of Hamptons Fire Blog blogs the story of the tragic loss of Capt. Matt Burton and Fire Engineer Scott Desmond of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

Captain Matt Burton & Eng. Scott Desmond, Fallen Heroes

SFGate.com reports “Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt. Matt Burton, 34, of Concord, Fire Engineer Scott Desmond, 37, of Brentwood, and residents Delbert Moore, 67, and Gayle Moore, 62, died in the blaze at the couple’s ranch-style, one-story home on Michele Drive in the Montalvin Manor neighborhood, authorities said. The firefighters had managed to […]

Gov. Schwarzenegger Helps Fallen FF Families

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On Wednesday, February 7 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 41 authored by Senator Jim Battin that enacts the California Fallen Firefighters Assistance Tax Clarification Act of 2006 in the wake of the five firefighters who died in the line of duty fighting the Esperanza fire last year. This bill will “help the families of the […]

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Mike Morales

Retired Cal Fire/CDF Fire Captain

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