This morning, all stations were toned out and all members of the Columbia Fire Department paused to remember the anniversary of the Line of Duty Death our brother and fellow Firefighter, Firefighter Willie Warren.
On February 6, 1927, Firefighter Willie Warren was killed when a fire apparatus backed into him while he was behind another apparatus dispatched to fight a fire at the “duck” mill in the 300 block of Gervais Street.
We can only speculate on what future contributions he may have made to our Department, so we can stay strong in spirit, celebrate his life and honor his service.
But today we can acknowledge and remember that Firefighter Warren gave his all and for that we will be forever in his debt and we will never forget our fellow Firefighter, our friend, our brother,
Firefighter Willie Warren.