Remembering the Charleston 9

Today (Sunday) in Charleston, South Carolina the city is remembering the nine firefighters killed in the Sofa Super Store fire 10-years-ago. The Charleston Fire Department firefighters who died on June 18, 2007 are Captain Louis Mulkey, Captain Mike Benke, Captain William “Billy” Hutchinson, Engineer Bradford “Brad” Baity, Firefighter Melvin Champaign, Engineer Mark Kelsey, Engineer Michael French, Firefighter James “Earl” Drayton and Firefighter Brandon Thompson.

The video above, “Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice,” looks at the efforts to rebuild the Charleston Fire Department. It was produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, STATter911 Communications and Greg Guise Media.


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