Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Cathedral Thanks Its Fire Heroes

  1. #1
    Registered User SeaBreeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,030

    Cathedral Thanks Its Fire Heroes

    CATHEDRAL THANKS ITS FIRE HEROES

    By NEIL GRAVES

    May 20, 2002 --

    It's not every day that firemen actually get invited back to a building they saved, but in the case of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, parishioners made a point of it yesterday.

    Some 22 firemen from uptown fire halls who responded to the Dec. 18 blaze arrived at the landmark Morningside Heights institution to receive crosses from the thankful membership.

    The metal crosses, from the church's gift shop, were pulled from the ashes after the five-alarm fire severely damaged the north wing of the 110-year-old structure.

    When an usher politely asked the firemen to move aside for a procession, the men - on duty with radios slung over their shoulders - backed against a wall. But this only became an impromptu reception line as each of the exiting worshippers grabbed a hand to shake and said thank you.

    "This is great," said fireman Jason Hickey of Ladder 22, one of five units represented. "This is really appreciated."

    St. John's dean, the Rev. James Kowalski, officially greeted the contingent of New York's Bravest, which also included men from Battalion 11, Ladder 40, and Engines 73 and 47 .

    "With their lives on the line, they fought the fire for us," Kowalski said. "Without their talent, without their dedication, without their courage, we might not be here today."



    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/48323.htm


    SAVED:
    Firefighters (from left) Jason Hickey, Eddie O'Mahoney and Keith Murphy hold crosses salvaged from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
    - Dan Cronin

  2. #2
    Registered User SeaBreeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,030

    Cathedral Rescuers Get Thanks

    Cathedral Rescuers Get Thanks

    By TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
    Daily News Staff Writer

    In December, 200 firefighters marched into the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and tamed a blaze that could have engulfed the entire landmark.

    Yesterday, 22 of New York's Bravest returned to the cavernous cathedral in Morningside Heights

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •