KATRINA's Heros

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KATRINA's Heros

Firefighters who survived, served and still live with the pain and loss of the Country's greatest Natural Disaster. Also for those who came to our aid in our greatest time of need.

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Started by Bob. Last reply by George Joslyn Apr 8, 2010. 23 Replies

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Comment by Captain Ron on August 3, 2010 at 8:15pm
In 08, I was inflight from Ft. Lauderdale coming home off a 7 day cruise when I suffered a heart attach causing an emergency landing in New Orleans.
The "Katrina Hero's" came to me and my family's aid.
The Brothers from Kenner FD took care of my wife and oldest son who is a Firefighter Paramedic, while I was laid up in the hospital.
The Brothers from Kenner are not only Katrina's Heros but our family's hero's also.
Ret. Capt Ron Rigby
Comment by Bob Pease on July 20, 2010 at 10:31pm
I'm the creator of the group, but had to rejoin under a new title... The old one won't work for some reason.

Just wanted to point out that we're coming up on the fifth anniversary of the storm and it's a bittersweet time for those of us that call the area home. Once again, thank you all for your service, concern and help.

Never Forget!
Comment by Leland Lavender on May 13, 2010 at 6:30pm
It was unfortunate, the experience will never be forgotten
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Comment by Wayne Deller on September 22, 2008 at 11:16pm
Just wanted to say that I am not from Louisiana but I have been coming down since Katrina and am coming down again oct. 18. I really feel for the people that lived through it and still are.
Comment by Dan Palmer on September 12, 2008 at 1:25pm
Hello to all my brothers and sisters in the service.
My name is Dan and I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to join your elite group. I myself was in the Navy at the time and was stationed in Pascagoula at the time of our beloved lady friend Katrina. I was sent there 2 weeks before she paid us a visit and at the same time I arrived I joined Fontainebleau Fire Department, and what an awesome bunch of folks. When Katrina hit we lost one our stations, four engines, and a bunch of folks lost there homes due to flooding and tidal surges, including my Chief and Asst Chief. A bunch of folks from the station were displaced, But I was spared because I lived on the other side of the tracks. So I was at the station everyday, helping displaced families find some normality, helping search for survivors, passing out supplies, and answering calls with the handful we had left. What a mess we had down there. I left in December due to a transfer with the Navy, but met the best group of folks I will ever know, walked away with Firefighter of the Year after only being there 5 months and met the best group of folks I have ever known, including the help from our brothers and sisters in the Fire service, Red Cross, and the the wonderful sprit of the community. Thanks to all who gave thier time, and to the departments who donated trucks, especially Madison Township(Ohio) and Highland Village (Texas).
Comment by Tony Snow on August 27, 2008 at 9:57pm
Just wanted to say hello to all and God Bless you. I Personally Spent 9 days in McHenry Mississippi 3 weeks after Katina doing relief work. Will gladly do it again but I Pray I never get the chance.
Comment by Donna E.Pinknowski on June 12, 2008 at 6:28pm
Hello to all I will be adding my pics of Biloxi MS. from 9/8 - 9/28 responded with the MRC to the Biloxi EOC site 1st 24 hrs in a MASH Unit and after that was packing a bag and in the field I have to say the Biloxy Fire Dept are an amazing, dedicated group of guys who did not leave they never left there post and saved many lives during and after Katrina
Comment by Scott Runkel on June 12, 2008 at 5:58pm
Hey All,
I've just completed up-loading my pix & videos from our time down in Pearlington, Mississippi helping out the West Hancock F.D. So feel free to check out my page!
Comment by Scott Runkel on June 5, 2008 at 10:38am
Hey all, I'm down running calls with West Hancock F.D. located within Hancock County, MS located in Pearlington, MS along the LS/MS state line and on the coast. This place was, as I've been told, Ground Zero for Katrina. It's still a mess down here, but we've been able to help work on a Tanker-fixin a leak, trim the grass and weeds within the F.D. Station yard, wash trucks, and run calls which is what they need more than anything-since almost all of their volunteers left to tend to their families leaving about 2,000 + calls a year to like 3-4 members to respond. If you have time join Hancock Hope Forum it will provide you with more info if you want to learn more or get in contact with Dan Macakanja.
Alright Y'all stay safe and I'll post sum pix/videos when I get back to NY.
 

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