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novEmbER 2015 | vol. 20 | Issue 11 | mail Run: 8,440 | Total Print Run: 12,000

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Inside This Issue
34 th Annual Remembering



Nicholas DiGregory — See page 12 for the story

Bells have Photo by Bill Green, Courtesy of NFFF the universal
long been signal that a
a cherished firefighter has Emmitsburg
part of the fallen in the
firefighting line of duty. Producer
tradition. The
Long before somber Wins Emmy
the invention fifteen tolls
of the radio of the bell
or even the sounded in See page 30 for the story —
telephone, bell Emmitsburg
systems were once again
used to signal during
firefighters the 34th Piece of
throughout President Obama unveiled the 2014 plaque to be placed National
the day. The on the National Fallen Fireighters Memorial, featuring the Firefighters Oklahoma
bell of the names of eighty-four ireighters who passed away in 2014, Foundation
firehouse was and three who passed away in earlier years. Memorial Murrah Bldg.
rung to signify Weekend.
the beginning of a new shift, or to During the weekend of October 3-4, Dedicated
call members of a particular fire 2015, hundreds of family members,
department to their station. When friends, and fellow firefighters came — See page 16 for the story
a fire occurred, the bells of the fire to Emmitsburg to honor eighty-seven
alarm telegraph system would be heroes who had died in the line of
rung a specific number of times to duty—eighty-four of whom had lost Deluca
indicate the precise location of the their lives in 2014.
fire. These telegraph system bells The weekend was comprised Inducted into
were also used to call for backup if of two major events: a candlelight
a particular fire department needed service on October 3, and the Senior Citizens
support in putting out a fire. official National Fallen Firefighters
While the tolling of bells has Memorial Service on October 4. Hall of Fame
been a part of firefighters’ lives Both events were set to take place
for hundreds of years, there is one at the National Fallen Firefighters See page 40 for the story —
specific ring that no firefighter has Memorial Park on the grounds of the
ever wanted to hear. Three sets of National Emergency Training Center
five tolls, each set apart from the in Emmitsburg; however, inclement
others by a short pause, has been — Continued on page 11 — Spires of



— See page 19 for the story
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