Oak Park firefighter pitches in to help New York disaster effort

Acorn Staff Writer

President Bush congratulates Rick Denning

Oak Park resident and West Hills firefighter Rick Denning, 41, recently returned home from New York after 10 days of search and rescue. Denning has been a firefighter for 21 years and said he started "packing his bags" once the second airline crashed into the World Trade Center.
About 11 years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created a system called USAR (Urban Search And Rescue), which provides teams of firef...

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