FIRE 20/20 News and Resources
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07-13-11 -- The 4-foot fall from a rock-climbing wall in 2005 shattered Mase Mattingly’s right ankle, which bent at a 90-degree angle. The injury – about a week before graduating from the firefighting academy -should have ended his career as a … Read More >
01-12-11 -- The Vulcan Society formed to help end discrimination and segregation of African Americans in FDNY. “Black Smoke, Black Skin” is an upcoming documentary film that provides both a historic and current perspective on the struggle of Black firefighters at FDNY. … Read More >
11-29-10 -- Firefighters lay their lives on the line everyday. This is a story of how a spouse put her life on the line for her firefighter husband, Redmond, WA Deputy Chief and FIRE 20/20 Board Vice President Robert Oliver. Click here … Read More >
08-22-10 -- (Boston Globe) The biggest problem leading to the re-segregation of the Boston Fire Department is a lack of commitment of the city’s political leadership (“City firehouses still stuck in a racial divide,’’ Page A1, Aug. 1). Read the article…