City Hall To Go Red For 2 Fallen Firefighters On Anniversary Of Tragedy
City Hall to go red on the decade anniversary of 2 fallen Buffalo firefighters.
Ten years ago, Buffalo was mourning two firefighters who died when the floor of a burning Genesee Street building collapsed, trapping them inside. The peak of Buffalo City Hall will be lit up in red Saturday night to remember Lt. Charles “Chip” McCarthy and fellow firefighter Johnathan Croom.
The tragedy happened on August 24th, 2009,
McCarthy had gone inside the building to check for people, and the floor collapsed. Croom went inside to find him, but neither of them made it out.
An honorary service is planned for 4:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Earlier in the day, the mayor is set to call for a moment of silence at the convention center.