Honoring firefighters by avoiding fires in the first place

first_imgFASNY Officials recommend always remaining in the kitchen while cooking. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the addition of 21 names of fallen firefighters to the state memorial wall. Created in 1998, the wall honors all of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. “We certainly feel for the families of the fire fighters that gave the ultimate sacrifice; they’ll forever be in our hearts and in our prayers,” D’Alessandro said. “We are happy that the state is recognizing them; unfortunately this year because of COVID-19, we’re going to have more of a virtual ceremony as opposed to the in-person honors.” The firefighters 12 News spoke with said the best way to honor their memories is by practicing safe techniques and avoiding fires. Firefighters said they can’t honor their fallen brothers and sisters as they normally would. “More people are working from home,” said John D’Alessandro, the association secretary for the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). “They’re spending more time with their families, they’re spending more time cooking and being at the dinner table, which is a good thing, but part of that is fire departments across the state have seen an increase in kitchen mishaps and structure fires.” (WBNG) — New York is honoring firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice this week.last_img