The Memorial Service for our Friend and Brother, Mark "Steiny Man" Steinert will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012, beginning at 2:00 pm., at the Henry Chapel of the First Baptist Church, 3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Many thanks to all of the Firefighter Teams who are competing in the "Fighting for Air" Climb Competition this Saturday, July 28, beginning at 8:00 a.m., at the North Charleston Coliseum. The Women Firefighters of the Lowcountry, with only three members, mounted a charge early this week to take the lead before the Charleston Firefighters Team bolted into the lead today. Our brothers and sisters from the North Charleston Fire Department and the Parker District Fire Department Teams have all also been working hard to raise money for this great cause. We can surely tell them all that Chief Winn would be proud of them and so are we! Regardless of your loyalty, please visit the website and make a contribution to help these men and women firefighters in their mission to give everyone the"Right to Breathe".
Posted by Gerald Mishoe at 10:41 PM
Saturday, July 21, 2012
It is with great sadness that we share with you that our friend and brother, Lt. Mark Steinert,of the Orlando, Florida Department, passed away at MUSC Medical Center at 12:30 a.m. this morning. "Steiny Taz", as he was known to all who knew him, came to Charleston some months ago to receive treatment for advanced cancer. Many of us in the CFD and the fire service community became friends with him as he and his family became part of ours. He was a fierce fighter who always looked adversity square in the eye and remained a true mentor to many of us throughout his battle. We extend our thoughts, prayers and love to his entire family. He will certainly be missed by us all.
Posted by Gerald Mishoe at 6:42 AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Okay folks, we're a little biased here but we would really appreciate your supporting the "Charleston Firefighters Team" in the Fight for Air Climb for the American Lung Association being held on Saturday, July 28, at the North Charleston Coliseum. Please follow this link to donate to the Team. We really want to keep the "John Winn Memorial Trophy" at home this year. We do wish all teams entered the best of luck and thank all of them for raising money for this great cause!
Posted by Gerald Mishoe at 7:23 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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Posted by Gerald Mishoe at 11:07 PM
We are pleased to support one our own. Firefighter Matt Thomson, as he joins others to ride for Capt. Jeff Bowen, who lost his life in the line of duty last July in Charlotte, North Carolina. Please join us in our support and follow the link to make a donation on behalf of Matt's commitment and Capt. Bowen's family.
Posted by Gerald Mishoe at 4:34 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
When my friend John Winn was diagnosed with cancer, he wanted all of us to learn from his illness. Therefore, the “Big John” project became a reality to help educate our firefighters of the need to get the necessary preventative care to find life-threatening problems before they get out of hand. He also encouraged me, as an individual, to set an example for others by getting a regular physical.
I must confess to you all that I kept putting it off, thinking I was bullet proof, until two weeks ago when I decided to follow-up on John’s request. I went to my doctor for a physical exam that included a chest x-ray. Last week, my doctor called and told me I needed to have a CT scan done as the x-ray had shown spots on one of my lungs. Yesterday, I had the scan done and, after twenty-four agonizing hours, they called me to say that the scan results came back showing no problems. Needless to say I am very relieved but more importantly, I now have a baseline exam for future reference. The bottom line is that I would not have gone for this exam had it not been for John’s encouragement. Thanks, my friend, for you continue to have my back.
We will remain committed to continue to promote the “Big John Firefighter Health Awareness Project” with great enthusiasm, to do our part to see that all of our firefighters have access to the proper level of preventative care. I encourage each of you to take care of yourselves by getting an annual physical to create that reference point or baseline that will be so important to your future.
Take care of yourselves and be safe out there.
Posted by Gerald Mishoe at 9:36 PM
The American Lung Association’s “Fight for Air” Climb is being held at the North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday, July 28, 2012. We are asking all firefighters to join this very worthwhile event to support the ALA and their efforts. Fire department teams from other cities will be coming to Charleston to compete in this very worthwhile event.
Charleston Fire Department Battalion Chief John Winn will be honored this year as the first place trophy for the top fundraising fire department team will now be called the “John Winn Memorial Trophy”, given in his honor by the Charleston Firefighter Support Team. Chief Winn passed away just last month after battling lung cancer and was an avid supporter of the ALA. This award will be a traveling trophy, presented to the first place team to keep until the next year’s competition. It is a full-size firefighter helmet mounted on a specially designed walnut base that will stand as a lasting tribute to Chief Winn.
Please contact Gerald Mishoe at (843) 609-8300 if you have any questions or visit the event’s website for more information and to enter.
Posted by Gerald Mishoe at 10:31 AM