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New Quarters for NOFD E7

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    Good news for Engine No. 7 in New Orleans

    Generous Americans are helping rebuild the damaged firehouse

    By Brian Williams
    Anchor & “Nightly News” managing editor
    NBC News

    Here’s a story we're awfully proud of — and thankful for.

    A few weeks back, during our last trip to New Orleans, we chose to highlight the fire department, where the members call themselves the silent service, because they stayed on the job during Katrina — many losing their own homes while they went about rescuing 18,000 people.

    We focused on Engine 7's firehouse. It was destroyed by the flood, and now the firefighters live out of a trailer.

    It turns out a lot of generous people were watching, including the producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” They invited the firefighters from our segment to come on, then Frito-Lay presented a $150,000 check.

    There's more money coming, too: $25,000 from the fund set up to remember FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, who was killed on 9/11.

    The big news? We're told there's enough donated money and labor to rebuild Engine 7, and with more help on the way, they hope to rebuild all the other damaged and destroyed firehouses in New Orleans soon.

    The firefighters of New Orleans deserve it.
    You only have to be stupid once to be dead permanently
    IACOJ Power Company Liason
    When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution
    and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy. - Dave Barry.

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    Earlier story:

    New Orleans Fire Department answers the bell
    Understaffed and underfunded, dedicated firefighters silently serve

    You only have to be stupid once to be dead permanently
    IACOJ Power Company Liason
    When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution
    and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy. - Dave Barry.


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