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Pembroke Pines 9/11 memorial to add missing link: A police officer and his dog

The sculptor of the Pembroke Pines 9/11 Memorial in Florida plans to add the figure of an NYPD K-9 officer to the other sculptures at the memorial. Currently, the memorial consists of four huge steel statues, a firefighter, the towers themselves and a young girl symbolizing humanity and innocence, reports Susannah Bryan in the Sun Sentinel. It took Felix […]

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Rockland County Fire Chief’s Association old-timers’ awards night gives William V. Harris Award

Volunteer firefighters were honored on April 15, 2017 at the Rockland County Fire Chief’s Association’s Old-Timers Awards Night in Pomona, NY, writes John Kryger of the Rockland Times. The William V. Harris Award was given to Dave Schnitzer, a former chief of the Blauvelt FD. William V. “Bill” Harris was a former chief of the Pearl […]

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Son of Staten Island 9/11 hero, FF Kenneth Kumpel, graduates from Fire Academy

Carl Kumpel, who lost his father, FF Kenneth Kumpel in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has joined the FDNY reports Irene Spezzamonte in the Staten Island Advance. ‘”To have the opportunity to help people is an honor,” Kumpel said. “But this means so much more knowing my father would be proud of me following in […]

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