The 23rd of January marks the 7 year anniversary of “Black Sunday” in the FDNY. This is a date when multiple Firefighters were killed at separate fires in the City of New York.
Richard Sclafani from Ladder 103 in Brooklyn was killed in a basement fire and Lt. John G. Bellew and Lt. Curtis Meyran from Ladder 27 in the Bronx were killed fighting a tenement fire - Lt. Joseph DiBernardo who was also critically injured at this same fire died late last year (2011).
I’ve embedded a series of 5 videos in memory of all these brave men, but in a specific way the brothers that were killed and injured at the Bronx fire – Who at the time had no other alternative but to jump or burn to death.
Let us Never Forget their Valor, Honor and Sacrifice and train so a similar tragedy never happens again…….
Lt. Joseph DiBernardo recently passed away at the age of 40 - Let us never forget what he and the others of FDNY R3 and L27 went through on "Black Sunday" and how they made us all better!
May we never forget the Courage, Honor and Sacrifice of our fallen FDNY Brothers:
Lt. Joseph DiBernardo
Lt. John G. Bellew
Lt. Curtis Meyran
May God Bless and watch over:
FF Jeffery Cool
FF Eugene Stolowski
FF Brendan Cawley
Train, Be Prepared, Stay Safe, Make the Save - SURVIVE!
Dale G. Pekel