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SC Firefighters To Aid West, Texas Following Tragedy

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Some members of the South Carolina Firefighter's Association will assist crews in West, Texas following a fertilizer plant explosion.

Ten of the 14 people killed in the explosion on April 17 were firefighters or EMTs.

South Carolina faced a similar tragedy in 2007 when nine Charleston firefighters died while fighting a fire at the Sofa Super Store.

The National Fallen Firefighters' Foundation requested several Association personnel to assist with recovery and planning operations. 

"Six years ago our state and Association were faced with this same situation and we all came through the trial stronger and better prepared for difficult days like this," said Association Chief Billy Gibson in a written statement. "I am sure that you, like I, have been heart sick over this tragedy, but is my sincere hope that we can take our experience to the people who need us and use it to bring some comfort and hope."

Gibson, Executive Director Joe Palmer, Executive Director and Benefits Director Zorrina Harmon responded to the request.

The NFFF has set up a relief fund to help the West community. You can find the link to donate by clicking here. 
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