MANATEE COUNTY STILL REMEMBERS IN A SAFE WAY
By WILLIE CIRONE, Senior Correspondent | September 11, 2020 | FLORIDA
Story No. 091120109
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSChief Lee Whitehurst President Manatee County Fire Chiefs Association welcomes everyone.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSSocial Distancing and the event was streamed on social media.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSManatee County Emergency Services Honor Guard
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSFirefighter Garrett Lindgren FDNY Rescue 3 retired address's audience of his role during 911.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOScTraining Officer Bob Mikulski East Manatee Fire & Rescue reads the names of Firefighters lost in 2019.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSHonor Guard Member Robert Findlay ringing the memorial bell for lost Firefighters.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSRJ Martin Commander of the Honor Guard playing Taps.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSCaptain Matt Talaska East Manatee Fire & Rescue
Canceling the annual 911 Tribute to Heroes was not an option for the committee this year, a couple years ago the ceremony had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irma but soon as the County was back to some sort of normalcy the event was held. The committee along with Town Officials came together with a plan which would meet today's social distancing needs. This is a tribute to all Emergency Service Workers who lost there lives at 911, and all that continue to pass on today due to complications from that day. It is also a Tribute to all Firefighters who lost there life in 2019.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.