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Keeping HFD History Alive

Retired Houston Fire Fighter Scott Mellott walked into the Fire Station 6 shortly after we began restoration, offering stories and historic photographs of the building, some used on this site. He had watched as the building declined and as an unofficial Houston Fire Department (HFD) historian was excited to see it coming back to life.

Serving HFD for over 30 years, Scott built an extensive collection of photographs dating back to the early days of the department, stored in a database housed by University of Houston. He also keeps up with current HFD related activities reported on his Facebook page, reaching over 1,300 fans.

In March 2002 Scott initiated a monthly column telling the stories of fire fighters lost in the line of duty across the world in Houston Fire Fighters Local 341 monthly paper. He used his September columns to remember the fallen in 9/11, often tying these stories to Houston connections. One described twin brothers, fire fighters, one served HFD while his brother served NYFD and was lost in the North Tower.

When his monthly column for Local 341 ended in 2010 Scott was urged by fire fighters and their families to bring back the stories. He soon launched a website honoring the fallen, HoustonFireMemorial. You can read reprints of his earlier columns, a comprehensive list of Fallen in the Line of Duty officers, upcoming news on local memorials and events, and in September stories remembering 9/11.

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