Apparatus & Equipment, Firefighting

Family and Friends Honor Hartford Firefighter

Thousands of firefighters from around the state and around the country came to say goodbye to fallen Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, reports NBC Connecticut.

A solemn procession began outside The First Cathedral on Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield around 10 a.m. Bagpipes played as a fire truck carried Bell’s casket to the church.

Bell, 48, was one of the first to enter the burning building at 598 Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford last Tuesday. He was pulled from the home in cardiac arrest and pronounced dead.

This is the first time in 40 years the city of Hartford has lost a firefighter in the line of duty and local officials vowed that he will never be forgotten.

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