The video above is from NFFFTV on Youtube. There are more videos called “Hero Tributes” that the Social Media video team recorded this weekend. The videos offer accounts from family and friends (Survivors) of our Fallen Brothers and Sisters. Watch them here
For full coverage of the weekend, check out the following links below. There has already been a lot of coverage added and more will be added in the days and weeks to come.
- Firehero.org – National Fallen Firefighters Foundation web site
- NFFF on Facebook
- NFFF on Twitter @NFFF_News & @EGH_Program
- NFFF on Linkedin
- NFFF on Youtube @NFFFTV
- #FireHero2014 – search on Twitter and Facebook for this hashtag for even more coverage
- NFFF Webteam photo albums on Flickr
This year, 107 Firefighters were added to the Memorial. 98 from 2013 and 9 from previous years. Their names are below:
Jantzen Murrell Frazier, Stanley H. Martin Jr., Steven Allen Sullivan
Andrew S. Ashcraft, Robert E. Caldwell, Travis C. Carter, Dustin J. DeFord, Bradley C. Harper, Thomas A. Johnson, Christopher Alan MacKenzie, Eric S. Marsh, Grant Q. McKee, Sean M. Misner, Scott Daniel Norris, Wade Scott Parker, John J. Percin Jr., Anthony M. Rose, Jesse J. Steed, Joe B. Thurston, Travis Turbyfill, William H. Warneke, Clayton T. Whitted, Kevin J. Woyjeck, Garret Zuppiger
John R. Keppler, I.D. Rivers
David Jeff Little, Lonnie L. Nutt
Dennis James Long, Mark T. Urban
Christopher Reed Brown
Arlie “Pooh” Hill III
Clyde R. Farmer, Steven Anthony Hester
David R. Barr Jr., Gene Meir Kirchner
John T. Austin, David A Brier, Richard D. Mingolelli
Nathaniel C. Fruin, Brian A. Woehlke
Matthew Charles Frantz
Kevin L. Johnson, Mickey L. Yates
Matthew D. Blankenship, Harold B. Hollingsworth
James B. Clark
David C. Lidke, Jeffrey Scheuerer
Token M. Adams, Daniel Alan Davidson, Danny A. Gomez
Thomas J. Burley, James C. Goodman Jr., John M. Janos, Matthew J. Porcari, Michael D. Sowich, George A. Turner Jr.
Tony Barker, Jeffrey L. Fields, David Anthony Heath, Scott A. Morrison, Jon Schondelmayer
Terry Richard Guss Sr., Leroy E. Murphy Jr., John J. Wayman Sr.
John E. Hammack, Oscar Montano-Garcia, Jesse Austin Trader
Michael R. Goodwin Sr., Russell D. Gow III, Rodney P. Miller, Bruce Lamar Sensenig, Claudia J. Sokol, Blaine E. “Skeeter” Wildnauer Jr.
Michael Louis Broz, Rodney C. Hardee
Richard J. Floersch, David M. Schnepp
Robert Ryan Bebee, Morris W. Bridges Jr., Perry Wayne Calvin, Jerry Dane Chapman, Cody Frank Dragoo, Robert H. Garner IV, Kenneth Lucky Harris Jr., Donald Mark Mize, Gregory Wade Pickard, Joseph F. “Joey” Pustejovsky, Cyrus Adam Reed, Matthew R. Renaud, Kevin William Sanders, Douglas J. Snokhous, Robert L. Snokhous Sr., Anne McCormick Sullivan, Eric D. Wallace, Stan Wilson
Joseph E. Newsome, Timothy Wayne Pigg, Joshua Travis Smith
Daniel J. Hall, Albert A. Nejmeh
John T. Appleton, Charles A. Pierson
If you don’t know, my role during the NFFF Memorial Weekend is the Social Media Team Leader. Really though, I am simply a part of a very caring team tasked with sharing the events of the weekend via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube. My immediate team this year was comprised of Tim McCloskey (Kentland), Bill Carey (PennWell), Mike Legeros (Raleigh), and Doug Walton (Howard County, MD). Others included in the larger “Social Media” team include Tiger Schmittendorf (Erie County, NY) who heads up the video team, Jim Guy (Erie County, NY), Dave Hernandez/Justin Coan/Kelly Anne (Into The Smoke), Greg Guise, and Jack Wilson (Wilmington, DE). All of us were working for Dave Statter and Molly Natchipolsky of the NFFF and along side of Willie Wines Jr. We also work hand in hand with the NFFF Web Team who do an amazing job during the weekend and throughout the year. Lest I forget Bob Shilling who handles all of the media contacts for the weekend.
We were just a small part of the 1000 or so volunteers who make each NFFF Memorial Weekend the best experience for the new and returning Survivors. Our team rarely seen and never heard…our efforts can be seen Worldwide, yet our jobs are thankless. This is the same as all of the other volunteers of the weekend and the way it should be. We are there to honor the Fallen and support the Survivors.
Special thanks to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services for allowing us to utilize their command bus (Command 17) this weekend. It truly made our jobs easier!
Thank you to all who I worked around. I will see you again next year at the Memorial Weekend.