May 3, 2002 - A day that this generation of the STLFD will never forget. Rob Morrison and Derek Martin gave their lives protecting the citizens of St. Louis. Thank you Rob and Derek. Please say a special prayer for Angela and Laura.
“I have no ambition in this world but
one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear
to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe
that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the
impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and
stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.
“Firemen are going to get killed. When
If bravery is a quality which knows not fear, then I have never seen a brave man. For the courageous man is the man who, in spite of his fear, forces himself to carry on.
General Douglas MacArthur.