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  • Son of a firefighter killed in blaze becomes a fireman

    Son of a firefighter killed in blaze becomes a fireman
    Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 08/30/06
    BY RICHARD KHAVKINE
    GANNETT NEW JERSEY

    NEW BRUNSWICK — Once again, a D'heron is a firefighter.

    Mick D'heron, a son of Deputy Chief James D'heron, who was killed in an early morning fire two years ago this week, was sworn in to the city's Fire Department Tuesday afternoon during a standing-room-only ceremony at City Hall.

    Following celebratory hugs and kisses from family, friends and future colleagues, D'heron, 25, said he had always wanted to be a firefighter.

    "It's all I've known," the New Brunswick resident said. "I don't think it's really a legacy. It's just something I've been wanting to do forever."

    D'heron took his firefighter's exam for a job he said his father told him was "the greatest in the world," just a few months before his father died.

    D'heron, a specialist in the Army Reserve who went off active duty in October 2004, said he looked forward to learning the trade from firefighters who worked alongside his father.

    "I get to learn everything from them," he said. "I've known a lot of these guys my entire life."

    Mayor Jim Cahill twice choked up while recalling the younger D'heron's childhood, some of which Mick spent alongside Cahill's own children, and his longtime friendship with James D'heron.

    "Sacrifices that Jim D'heron made nearly two years ago and the sacrifices that continue for the D'heron family make them all heroes," Cahill said. "Knowing what it takes to be a firefighter and all it entails, from a perspective that few can ever imagine, makes Mick D'heron's commitment expressed this day and this occasion truly extraordinary and special."

    Cahill then administered the firefighters' oath as Mick D'heron's mother, Kathleen, held a Bible under her son's hand with a steady smile.

    Department Director Robert Rawls presented his newest charge with badge number 101, and sustained, rhythmic applause from D'heron's future colleagues filled City Council chambers.

    "I'm proud of him. His father would be very proud," Kathleen D'heron said
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  • #2
    Now that's awesome. God bless him and all the firemen he'll be working with. Its great to see the torch carried on by the son.
    Tom Warshaw
    Station 13 (Bethel)
    Sumter Fire Department

    "Scientists believe that the world is composed mainly of hydrogen because in their opinion, it is the most abundant element. I however, feel the earth is composed mainly of stupidity, because it is more abundant than hydrogen." - Frank Zappa

    September 11, 2001. We Must Never Forget.

    In memory of Thomas Sabella, L-13, FDNY


    All opinions stated are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my department or any organization I may belong to.

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    • #3
      Well done.
      This space for rent

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      • #4
        It is well worth noting that a charitable foundation was established, in memory of Deputy Chief James D'heron

        Details can be found HERE
        Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
        Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

        *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
        On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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        • #5
          Just to let you guys know, Micky's first day on the job he caught a working fire- a truly fitting start to what will surely be a prosperous career. I'm sure Jimmy was smiling down- congrats Mick, and if you read this I owe ya beers at Kelly's for that
          FF/EMT-B East Franklin Fire Dept,
          Engine Co. 27
          Somerset NJ

          EMT-1 Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hosp. EMS,
          A-651
          New Brunswick, NJ

          FTM-PTB-EGH-DTRT

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          • #6
            That brother is gonna make everyone proud!!

            Be safe Mick!
            Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
            Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

            *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
            On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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