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Former New York-area fire chief to speak at Ranson's 9/11 service

September 08, 2008

RANSON, W.Va. - A local educator and author who was a firefighter in New York during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will speak during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Independent Fire Co. in Ranson on Thursday morning.

Frank McCluskey, provost and executive vice president of American Public University in Charles Town, W.Va., is author of "Thoughts on Fire, Life Lessons of a Volunteer Firefighter," according to a news release.

McCluskey was a volunteer fire chief in suburban New York on Sept. 11, 2001, and he and other volunteers responded to Manhattan and stayed there for three weeks helping the New York City Fire Department, the release said.

According to a Google book search, McCluskey, a Charles Town area resident, writes persuasively about firefighting as a "philosophical" activity in his book.

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Thursday's ceremony at the Independent Fire Co. at 200 W. 2nd Ave., Ranson, will start at 9:58 a.m., the release said.

The public is invited.

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