They are the unofficial mascot of the fire service.
No, not the rookies. We’re talking about the DalmatianDalmation.
We’re used to seeing firefighters and dalmatians together. It’s part of the imagery and lore of the fire service, but how many of us know where it all began?
Firefighters aren’t in it for the recognition. But a select few become well known and universally respected — in firefighter circles and beyond.
Warren Forsyth is one of those few.
He’s a third generation New York City firefighter, who passed the tradition on to a fourth generation. He served the city for 20 years, the majority of which he spent with the prestigious Rescue Company 1 in Midtown Manhattan.
Along the way, he earned 13 citations for bravery in the line of duty.
Last week was not a good one for the firefighting community.
With labor negotiations at an impasse, the city of Houston announced plans to lay off more than 200 of the city’s highly skilled, highly trained professional firefighters. The city also plans to demote more than 400 other firefighters in an attempt to reduce its budget.
The team at FDC wants the Houston firefighting community to know that we stand with you. As a token of our support, we’re offering each of the laid-off firefighters...