“One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.” - Anne Rice, Pandora
Today our new content includes a view from the tailboard of the 1978 Line of Duty Death of Larkspur Fireman Jim Niven. At that time Robert Sinnott was a junior at Redwood High School, and had recently joined the Larkspur Fire Department as a volunteer. Sinnott was on the tailboard of Larkspur Engine 1 during the response and terrible crash, and shares his experience in this addition to the page in our Line of Duty Deaths section.
Bob Sinnott would continue to serve in LFD after the accident, and a few years later was hired as a firefighter. He would eventually promote to Fire Chief of Larkspur, and retired in 2015 after 38 years the job. He then accepted a position as Deputy Fire Chief with the City of San Rafael FD. We reached out to Bob to seek his story from that day, and thank him for this contribution to our history site. Scroll down below the story from Bill Lellis, and below the photos, to read Bob's story.
The photo below shows young Bob Sinnott at a wildland fire drill with Larkspur Captain George Rogers, who has since passed away..
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