Two Buffalo New York Firefighters have died LODD in a Structure fire ..apparently fell thru the floor of a commercial store and were trapped..recovery ops are still under way Fire is on Genesee Street near Bailey Ave,..started at 4 am ...report of a person trapped....
Please keep the firefighters,the dept ,Families..Oh Hell all of us in your prayers..
Thanks to ALL who sent condolences ..I will NOT be following this so reat assured that The Buffalo Fire Department is Grateful for your concerns and expressions of sympathy.
Now the Hard job of comforting the Families ...at home and in the Fire Stations..
and please look at this Tragedy as what it is..Two Firefighters putting their lives on the line for their fellow Man,
Buffalo's firefighting community are family, whether paid or volunteer. I am thinking tonight of the families. My dad joined our local volunteer dept before I was born; when he went exempt he had 55 years. I used to beg to go along and he'd let me stay in the car and watch, except for the calls he knew might not be appropriate for me to see. Then there is my husband, firefighter in the same company. Many years ago the chief gave the order to blast the airhorns because he saw the roof starting to collapse. My husband was inside the building. My husband's dad also is a volunteer, and to round things out, my grandpa was Commissioner of Bflo Police. I've always known we were blessed, even as our family suffered through unexpected family deaths. Do you all remember the line from 9/11? Firefighters run in when everyone else is running out. I'm comforted to see the comments here. I think all of Western NY State is grieving.