NPR logo

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11188210/11188211" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Charleston Community Mourns Nine Firefighters

News

Charleston Community Mourns Nine Firefighters

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11188210/11188211" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nine firefighters were killed Monday night when the roof of a burning furniture warehouse collapsed in Charleston, S.C. Active-duty firefighters talk about the risks they must take, and how cities and fire departments deal with tragedies.

Jim Bowie, director, South Carolina Firefighters' Association

Michael McNamee, district fire chief, Worcester, MA

Eric Lamar, firefighter, the International Association of Firefighters