Sunday, July 16, 2006

Baghdad Fire Fighters Upgrade Capabilities

Fire Station
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
By Norris Jones Gulf Region Central District US Corps of Engineers

BAGHDAD – Baghdad fire fighters hosted an open house June 10 when the first of eight new fire stations officially opened.

U.S. Ambassador Daniel Speckhard along with Iraqi fire and civil defense representatives participated in the ceremony conducted at Al Ameen Fire Station in East Baghdad.

Speckhard said the event was inspiring “because it’s a symbol of Iraq’s future.” He said fire fighters throughout the world were recognized for their courage, “but I think in Iraq there is a special admiration of your bravery because you’re putting your lives on the line every day to save fellow Iraqis.”
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