Thursday, January 1, 2009

Help is on the Way!!

This past week, we received a wonderful surprise! We were contacted by Mr. Hulon McCraw, the Vice President of National Activities for the Antique Automobile Club of America. Mr. McCraw read about the "Raising Engine 11" project in his hometown newspaper in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His local chapter has pledged assistance to the project and he has mailed a copy of the newspaper story and a challenge to thirty-four (34) other chapters in the country to join in to support this project to honor the Charleston 9 and all of you for your dedication to duty. We have already been contacted by the President of the Charleston AACA chapter and invited to their next meeting to discuss what they can do to help us!

What a tribute by these folks to all of you! We are discussing a weekend in Charleston later in the year for all participating chapters and their members to come visit. We'll be sure to let all of you know the plans so you can join us to welcome them to Charleston.

Stay safe, my friends!


Happy New Year!

There is much excitement on the horizon for all of you in the Charleston Fire Department family. May each of you and all of your family have a safe and prosperous New Year! We are looking forward to continuing our work with all of you.

Your Charleston Firefighter Support Team

Amanda, Roxane, LeAnne, Jim, Chris, Richie and Gerald