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...
We celebrate our heroes every day. But on May 4, International Firefighters’ Day, we celebrate them just a little bit more.
We go out of our way to simply say thank you.
We take an extra moment to reflect. We remember those we’ve lost. We honor those who serve today.