Friday, September 16, 2011

Food Feature

As we know the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City claimed the lives of 2,752 people, including 343 members of the FDNY. Of these 343 FDNY members, Engine 40, Ladder 35 from the upper west side of Manhattan was one of the firehouses hardest hit in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the Towers. Two trucks carrying 13 men set out from their firehouse but only one fireman returned. With the ten year anniversary, a group of firefighters from the West Covina Fire Department in LA, California started a website called Company Chow. The website is where firefighters can share their recipes with other firefighters with the ultimate goal of creating a cookbook. The proceeds for the cookbook will go to the Fire Family Foundation. This foundation is a charity whose purpose is to help firefighters and their families who are in need. It also provides assistance to fire victims. Company Chow is requesting recipes from other firefighters around the USA. If you are a firefighter, you can submit the recipe at www.companychow.com. They ask you include your name and department, along with an email address. What a great way to "never forget" and for these firefighters to honor all their fallen comrades.
FDNY Engine 40, Tower Ladder 35

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