Special report: firefighters pause to remember Charleston, SC fallen colleagues

CAPE COD - Firefighters across the Cape and the nation paused to remember the nine members of the Charleston, SC Fire Department killed in a furniture store fire earlier this week. It was the worst loss of life for the fire service since 9/11. Worcester firefighters who lost six of their own in a warehouse fire were among to first to come to the aid of their colleagues. In a chilling coincidence the deadly blaze came one day after the Boston Fire Department marked the 35th anniversary of the Hotel Vendome tragedy that killed nine members of that department. Here on the Cape several ceremonies were held, this one in Harwich:

     Harwich Deputy Fire Chief William Flynn, JR speaks to gathered firefighters and police.

     Harwich Police Officers salute the fallen firefighters

     Firefighters salute their fallen comrades

     Capt. John Clarke rings the "last alarm" for the fallen SC firefighters
All photos by Jake O'Callaghan.

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