Buffalo (NY) Marks 30th Anniversary of Fallen Firefighters

December 27th marks one of the darkest days for the Buffalo Fire Department in its history, reports wgrz.com.

Five firefighters were killed as well as two other people after an entire block was leveled thirty years ago.

To remember the five Buffalo Firefighters who died from a propane explosion that leveled a city block a radio call is made each year.

“New equipment new sop’s, how we respond to these types of things — all of those things have changed now,” Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield said.

The fire commissioner tells 2 on your side that new protocols give Firefighters prior knowledge of the situation.

“There’s new reporting by the government as far as what’s on your site, what type of materials is there, what’s the location of those materials,” Garnell said. “All of those things are available to first responders now.”

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