A Commentary by CHIEF BILLY GOLDFEDER
Some of you may have already been following this piece directly from the Oregonian newspaper
. But in case you haven't, I wanted to pass it along. It is about another (see related articles below for other related) tragic booze related death of a Firefighter with her Brother and Sister Firefighters ... this time at a firefighter conference.
20-year-old Shannon Halvorson got beyond seriously wasted at a motel party and she ended up dead ...and her grieving Dad has been fighting for years for some accountability in the loss of his Daughter.
This is multi-day series article about Firefighter Halvorson and how some describe that: her fellow volunteer firefighters killed her
. During a night of what we all know to be "typical firefighter conference/convention" partying, at a motel five years ago, they got the underage girl so wasted that she should have been hospitalized This happened at a fire service conference -- the Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association Convention.
Bottom line: be it in a home, a bar, a party or at a conference or convention, if an individual isn't responsible, then those hosting, sponsoring or watching the event have to take charge and be responsible-or someone's kid ends up dead. That's the issue. Death prevention...again. Sort of a Brotherhood/Sisterhood thing.......but often we end up thinking: B.M.A. (Brotherhood My A**)
DEATH OF A FIREFIGHTER:
D.U.I ... F.U.I.?? What Can YOU Do?
ALL IN THE FAMILY:
DRUGS, BOOZE, US and THEM: