Firefighter Ed, the Shooting Star

Tonight on PHl17 a report airs at 10pm on 42-year-old Ed Verbitski. I talked with Ed at the station house on Grays Ferry Avenue where Squad 47 is based and also under I-95 where Ed was rehearsing with the Fancy Brigade, Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars. Ed is a Mummer and Philadelphia’s Firefighter of the Year. People are alive today because of Ed and the other men of Squad 47. Squad 47 trains to rescue people in every environment, under any conditon and they’ve done it. I want to thank the Squad for sharing time with me. Ed’s father, his brother, sons and other relatives are also involved with the Stars. As Ed Verbitski said to me, “I have the best of both worlds.”

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