Important as firefighters
were to Kerry in the primaries, they'll mean even more to him this fall,
Although the levels of several of the chemicals measured were higher in the exposed firefighters
as compared to the control firefighters
, it is important to note that the levels were still relatively low compared to safety standards set for workplaces and the general population.
Carroll had a vision for the memorial and sketched it out on a legal pad.
That station was one of two on South Central Avenue that were dedicated as black firehouses in the early 1900s when the department segregated its black firefighters
after it promoted a black firefighter
to lieutenant for the first time.
Davies, a 43-year-old veteran firefighter
and father of three sons, was killed.
While most firefighters
and stations handle humor in a positive way, he said, he also has been trying to develop alternatives to hazing and pranks to take the edge off stress on the job.
Captain Jonas recalled that when they emerged from the rubble a fellow firefighter
"looked up and he saw one of the guys' front pieces, saw the Ladder Six front piece.
It was pretty obvious they took a pretty big hit," Firefighter
When Mathis asked Berkman if she had any regrets about suing, the veteran firefighter
answered no, adding: ``I did it because it had to be done.