4 May 2019 dup One reason first responders get a love letter from me? Because a kid whose first birthday was yesterday doesn’t stand a chance against the force of 4,000 pounds of TNT

Screenshot (3637)The Oklahoma City Fire Department has responded to numerous hazmat incidents, the largest being the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. The blast from a 4,800-pound mixture of ammonium nitrate, nitro methane and fuel oil destroyed one-third of the nine-story building. The blast was heard 16 miles away and registered 3.2 on the Richter Scale 16.1 miles away. Destruction and property damage occurred to 324 buildings in a 16-block radius around the Murrah building and shattered glass in another 258 buildings. Eighty-six cars in the area were burned or destroyed by the blast pressure.

Robert Burke. Hazmat Studies: Oklahoma City, Before & After the Bombing. Firehouse.com. 1 May 2018. https://www.firehouse.com/rescue/hazardous-materials/article/20997241/response-to-oklahoma-city-bombing

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The car bomb that destroyed a nine-story federal office building here Wednesday exploded directly under a day-care center on the structure’s second floor and badly damaged another baby-sitting facility in a nearby YMCA. Of the approximately 40 children thought to have been in the building when the bomb went off, at least 12 are dead and about 26 were listed as missing late Wednesday night. The dead ranged in age from 1 to 7 years old. Some of them were burned beyond recognition. One of the children known to have survived was in surgery Wednesday evening and the other was in an intensive-care facility.

The Slaughter of the Innocents : Victims: ‘We could hear children crying,’ a Red Cross worker says. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-04-20-mn-56815-story.html

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Responding to Terrorism Victims: Oklahoma City and Beyond. Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice. https://www.ovc.gov/pdftxt/NCJ183949.pdf

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THOUGHTS ON A VISIT TO GROUND ZERO OKC BEFORE ALL THE DEAD WERE FOUND: A LOVE LETTER TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

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https://combatresearchandprose.com/2019/05/01/thoughts-on-a-visit-to-ground-zero-okc-before-all-the-dead-were-found-a-love-letter-to-our-first-responders/

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – BLUE ON BLACK – PROCEEDS FROM THIS SONG TO BE DONATED TO THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION TO BENEFIT FIRST RESPONDERS: NYC – OKC MASHUP

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https://combatresearchandprose.com/2019/04/29/five-finger-death-punch-blue-on-black-proceeds-from-this-song-to-be-donated-to-the-gary-sinise-foundation-to-benefit-first-responders-nyc-okc-mashup/

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