On behalf of all fallen Firefighters, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has launched a 20 city Whistle-Stop Tour that will visit Los Angeles this week, and you are invited!
The Whistle-Stop Tour highlights the "Courage to Stay Safe – So Everyone Goes Home" program. The tour's objective is to raise public awareness of Firefighter safety, as well as to educate Firefighters on the 16 Firefighter Life-Safety Initiatives that are the building blocks of the program.
The Foundation's goal is to reduce the number of Firefighter line of duty deaths by 50% within 5 years. The tour started in San Francisco this past Thursday and will conclude on Saturday, May 12th in Boston.
Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department are deeply honored to host the tour this Monday, April 9, 2007 at the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum, home to the Los Angeles Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
A very special honor for the men and women of the LAFD will be public comments offered by Helen Reiner Worthen, the mother of Eric Reiner, a Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic who died in the line of duty in March 1998.
All members of the community are warmly welcomed to join Firefighters and their families at the morning event:
Monday, April 9, 2007
10:00 AM to Noon
Los Angeles Fire Department Museum
1355 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 USA
Following the morning public event, there will be an afternoon training symposium exclusively for Firefighters.
For additional information regarding the Whistle-Stop Tour:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department