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S*847
Session 117 (2007-2008) 

S*0847 Resolution, By McConnell, Ford, Campsen, Grooms, Pinckney, Cleary and 
Scott

Similar(H 4289, H 4294) A SENATE RESOLUTION JOINING MOURNERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION IN EXPRESSING THE COLLECTIVE SORROW OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPON THE TRAGIC DEATH OF CHARLESTON FIRE DEPARTMENT ENGINEER BRADFORD "BRAD" BAITY IN THE LINE OF DUTY AS HE COURAGEOUSLYNext BATTLED TO RESCUE CITIZENS TRAPPED IN A KILLER FIRE ON JUNE 18, 2007. 06/20/07 Senate Introduced and adopted SJ-6


VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

6/20/2007



S. 847

A SENATE RESOLUTION

JOINING MOURNERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION IN EXPRESSING THE COLLECTIVE SORROW OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPON THE TRAGIC DEATH OF CHARLESTON FIRE DEPARTMENT ENGINEER BRADFORD "BRAD" BAITY IN THE LINE OF DUTY AS HE PreviousCOURAGEOUSLYNext BATTLED TO RESCUE CITIZENS TRAPPED IN A KILLER FIRE ON JUNE 18, 2007.

Whereas, at least twenty Charleston firefighters rushed into the monster fire on the Savannah Highway early on the night of June 18, 2007, intent on rescuing employees said to be trapped inside the flaming structure; and

Whereas, three firefighters from Fire Station 10 did not return to their station, while only one firefighter from Ashley Hall Plantation Road's Engine 16 came out alive, and none from Engine 19 survived the horror of a rapidly collapsing roof; and

Whereas, seasoned firefighters on the scene are still shocked and dismayed by the overwhelming speed of the conflagration, and by the distressing loss of their comrades in PreviouscourageNext; and

Whereas, one of the fearless men who died in the tragic blaze was Engineer Bradford "Brad" Baity. Engineer Baity was the absolute best at maneuvering the big fire trucks through Charleston's narrow streets. The quiet, precise, and diligent ex-Marine had been a firefighter for nine years. He is survived by his wife, Heather, and a five-year-old son; and

Whereas, the Charleston community, the State of South Carolina, and the people of this country are once again reminded of the valor demonstrated every day by this lost fireman and all the others who face injury and death while protecting the public from the devastations of fire. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate:

That the members of the South Carolina Senate do hereby join mourners from across the nation in expressing the collective sorrow of the State upon the tragic death of Charleston Fire Department Engineer Bradford "Brad" Baity in the line of duty as he Previouscourageously battled to rescue citizens trapped in a killer fire on June 18, 2007.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of Engineer Baity.

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