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Today Is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

By Bobby Halton Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Today is World Down Syndrome Day. Many of you may be thinking, "Why would Fire Engineering take the time to call this to my attention? What does it have to do with firefighting?" We did so because here at Fire Engineering, it’s personal to us. my brother, Raymond, has Down syndrome, but in addition these people epitomize why the fire service is so important. In many cases, those citizens among us who have Down syndrome require someone to provide them with 24/7 assistance. When a catastrophe such as a fire or natural disaster occurs, these folks recognize that firefighters like them, love all people unconditionally, and will d...

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