Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 071957
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File Number: 071957 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-771-07 Control: County Commission
File Name: SOUTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTERS Introduced: 6/25/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/26/2007
Agenda Date: 6/26/2007 Agenda Item Number: 14A2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF NINE SOUTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTERS WHO PERISHED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 6/26/2007 14A2 Adopted P
REPORT: Every commissioner, except the sponsor Commissioner Moss, asked that they be listed as co-sponsors. Commissioner Moss noted that nine (9) firefighters in Charleston, South Carolina, gave their lives on June 18, 2007, which started this proposed resolution. He said this proposal would be sent to all municipalities and fire departments, accompanied by a proclamation signed by each commissioner. Following comments by Mr. Herminio Lorenzo, Fire Chief, Fire Rescue, regarding the firefighters who died while attempting to save two people trapped in a burning furniture store, the Commission proceeded to vote.

County Manager 6/25/2007 Additions 6/26/2007

County Attorney 6/25/2007 Assigned William X. Candela 6/25/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF NINE SOUTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTERS WHO PERISHED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

BODY
WHEREAS, the firefighting profession is one requiring great dedication and commitment in protecting life and property; and
WHEREAS, nine veteran Firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty battling a furniture warehouse blaze in Charleston, South Carolina on June 18, 2007; and
WHEREAS, representatives of the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue Department attended the public memorial service in Charleston on June 22, 2007; and
WHEREAS, all citizens of Miami-Dade County and around the nation mourn the passing of these public servants as a result of this tragedy; and
WHEREAS, the men and women in the fire service encounter hazards on a daily basis in
a dangerous profession; and
WHEREAS, these firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting their community; and
WHEREAS, the fire service has experienced a great loss, and the unwavering courage of those who perished will be remembered; and
WHEREAS, our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and colleagues of those Firefighters,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA that Miami-Dade County recognizes the value of the men and women serving their community in the fire service and hereby remembers their courageous dedication to public service and express their heartfelt condolences.



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