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posted Aug 18, 2014, 2:06 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Aug 31, 2014, 8:39 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B ]
Please join us on Sunday September 7th,2013 at 5 PM at Delcastle Park on McKennan’s Church Road in Wilmington,Delaware for the ANNUAL FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S. 343 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN. This event is put on by a group of firefighters known as the FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S.  (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society). We are a 501C3 not for profit organization with the goal of promoting firefighter safety, training and tradition. At the Walk/Run will be one of the Bells of Remembrance memorial 9-11 bells. This bell will be rung before and after the 1 mile walk/run. The ringing of the bell during the ceremony dates back to a time way before modern communications. A simpler time, a safer time, a time when we believed the oceans around us protected us. Fire alarms were dispatched using a bell system that would ring in the firehouses in a different sequence that was specific to a corner fire alarm box. The signal four fives was sent when a firefighter, a fireman had died. Following that same tradition we honor  the fallen 343 FDNY firefighters, 23 NYPD police officers, 37 PAPD police officers and all the victims of September 11th. We are supporting the National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation (NFFF) and the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT . As in the previous years fire companies and departments, police departments, military units, boy scout troops, civic , church and all organizations are encouraged to walk or run as a group. Organizational flags and AMERICAN flags are encouraged to be carried.

For additional information please contact Bob Merring at 302-690-3382 or Kevin Keating 302-998-4264 .
Thank you,