The following is a letter that I sent to the many local and national labor leaders (especially ff labor leaders). I believe that those 100 victims should not have died in vain. I think the FF's in West Warwick were true heroes that night - going way above and beyond the call....but they were woefully undermanned. Just as most fire departments are....and it's getting worse.

[I]Mr. -----:

It is with my utmost respect for the tremendous efforts and bravery exhibited during this terrible national tragedy by the firefighters of West Warwick (and the brother firefighters of their neighboring communities) that I make the following suggestion.

Those of us in the fire service, especially those who know of the staffing levels in West Warwick that fateful night, realize that a great many lives could have been saved if the levels of manpower riding the WWFD