Florida-based firefighter and Vice President of Fire Dept. Coffee, Jason Patton will ascend 110 flights of stairs for the San Antonio 9/11 Memorial Climb on September 11, 2019. Paying tribute to the hundreds of fallen heroes involved in the rescue efforts after the terrorist attacks in which thousands of people died, Jason will not only climb over a hundred flights of stairs but he will do so with an additional fifty pounds of gear on, per his promise of adding ten extra pounds of gear to his...
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.