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Documentary focuses on Charleston Fire Department and recovery after Sofa Super Store fire

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This plaque sits the base of the flagpole in the center of the Charleston 9 Memorial Park. This plaque sits the base of the flagpole in the center of the Charleston 9 Memorial Park.
CHARLESTON, SC -

CHARLESTON FIRE DEPARTMENT - The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation released a video entitled "Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice". The new documentary focuses on the recovery of the Charleston Fire Department after the Sofa Super Store incident on June 18th, 2007.

The twenty-five minute long documentary provides an overview of the department's changes and improvements over the last six years. Additionally, the video serves as a tribute to the incredible work implemented by the late Fire Chief Thomas Carr.

"We hope the community will watch the video and gain a better understanding of the tremendous accomplishments achieved by the team members of this department," said Fire Chief Karen Brack. "The incredible improvements are a tribute to the Charleston 9, recognizes the vision of Chief Carr, and provides an overview of a level of success that our community can take pride in."

The video may be accessed by visiting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation or WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Statement on documentary from Charleston Fire Dept:

"On behalf of the hardworking members of the City of Charleston Fire Department, we hope you will view this video with an eye on what has been accomplished by the department to honor the sacrifice of the Charleston 9 and the dedicated leadership of the late Chief Tom Carr.

I am proud to be a part of the legacy of progress our members forge every day," commented Chief Karen E. Brack.

"Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice" also shows the important work in the area of behavioral health as peer counselors helped firefighters deal with the loss of close friends and co-workers.

"We are extremely grateful to everyone affiliated with the Charleston Fire Department who willingly shared their insights and experiences," Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, NFFF executive director said. "The lessons learned from the loss of nine brave firefighters, the amazing progress in the tragedy's aftermath and Chief Carr's leadership are invaluable to the fire service."

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