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344 - Climbing for Keith Roma

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THE STORY:

They're letting me climb for Keith Roma!

After some friendly badgering of the stair climb folks, they agreed to add a 344th spot to the Dallas event.

We continue to do a disservice to our profession by forgetting the 344th firefighter who died at FDNY Box 8087, Vesey St at Church St-- Fire Patrolman Keith Roma, New York Fire Patrol / IAFF Local I-26. Ptl. Roma and 18 other personnel assigned to NYFP companies made numerous confirmed rescues operating with FDNY on 11 September 2001. Ptl. Roma was assisting civilians out of the North Tower when it collapsed around him and NYFP Sgt. John Sheehan, who survived.

My good friend Patrick probably puts it best: "The fire service as a whole has been quick to honor the 343 FDNY members killed on 9/11. There are countless stickers, tee shirts, and plaques in fire stations across the country with that number... Roma was a fire patrolman with the New York Fire Patrol, the private fire department that operated alongside the FDNY for 203 years before being disbanded in 2006. Every year I feel for the family of Keith Roma, both those bound by blood and those linked by a life in the fire service, as they are continually unintentionally told that brother Roma didn’t count. This is an ongoing injustice that the national fire service, in its bid to outdo every other segment of society in memorializing 9/11, has been more than complicit in." (https://noambitionbutone.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/remembering-911-and-dont-forget-keith-roma/)

All donations benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in continuing the mission of reducing fire service line-of-duty deaths and injuries.

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$280

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Karen O'Donnell Tennenbaum

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • James and Aletha Martin

    $50

  • Tammy Land

    $50

  • David and Maria Wilkerson

    $100

  • Kevin & Catie

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112% Raised of $250 Goal

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The Team: $280 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Kevin & Catie

Kevin & Catie

DONATION: $25

So proud to be your family! We love you! 2 years ago

David and Maria Wilkerson

David and Maria Wilkerson

DONATION: $100

We're very proud of you and all that you do in this effort. Much love! 2 years ago

Tammy Land

Tammy Land

DONATION: $50

This memorial run is overdue, and I am very proud that Port Neches Fire Departments own Doug Bledsoe is doing it!! Run, Doug, run!!!! 2 years ago

James and Aletha Martin

James and Aletha Martin

DONATION: $50

Thank you Doug for your service. We are very proud of you!!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Never too late to make it right. Honoring Fire Patrolman Keith Roma. 2 years ago

Karen O'Donnell Tennenbaum

Karen O'Donnell Tennenbaum

DONATION: $25

Never give up the fight to count Keith Roma of the NYFP ....who died saving others on 9/11 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago