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Anniversary Memorial Service for “Charleston 9”
Firefighters were killed battling a blaze at a furniture store.
Published Tuesday, June 19, 2012
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC/AP) - Monday marks the five year anniversary of the deaths of nine Charleston firefighters that were killed battling a blaze at a furniture store.
Read FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation's reports on Charleston, five years later:
An Officer’s Perspective
Battalion Chief Mark Davis, the last officer to leave the Sofa Super Store building during the fire, details sweeping changes & credits counseling with saving lives
Tippett: Critics Wouldn’t Recognize the CFD
Charleston’s deputy chief of operations, John Tippett, details how the department has changed since the 2007 tragedy
Investigation Team Leader Sees Significant Improvements at CFD
Gordon Routley addresses changes made, advice for an incoming chief and how the incident changed the fire service
Human Behavior: 5 Years Later, We Can't Shake It
Billy Carey argues that repeated mistakes should cause us to consider our teaching methods if the lesson isn’t being learned
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