Charleston fire department fined for safety procedures

September 20, 2007

CHARLESTON, S.C.---A Charleston fire department has been fined thousands of dollars following a blaze that killed nine firefighters.

South Carolina safety regulators fined the fire department for its safety procedures, and a furniture store for violating safety standards in its building.

The fine was over $42,000.

The tragedy was the nation's single worst loss of firefighter lives since 9/11.


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  • by Bobby Location: Denmark,sc on Sep 24, 2007 at 04:28 AM
    Even though the fine is great, the loss of nine brothers is greater. We firefighters realize the danger we face, but sometimes we get in a comfort zone, and forget just how dangerous our job is.Charleston F.D. has the full support of the RED OAK FIRE DEPT., in Barnwell,SC ,And wish to thank our brothers for a job well done. This may sound strange to some ,but these men died doing what they dedicated thier lives to do,"SAVE LIVES."And that's what they did.Our hat's go off to the Charleston F.D., we love you brother's.
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