A story about Dad; Chief Henry Christen Sr.

By Henry “Hank” Christen Jr.

A few more pics of the 1st Generation…

Miami Herald Fire

“Pop” providing water and helping other firefighters at a major fire in 1949. Note, the newspapers have been misspelling our family name for over 80 years now. It’s Christen.

Injured on Duty

Injured when Squad 1 was struck by another vehicle, Pop suffered multiple fractures and other injuries. After a few days in the hospital, he returned to service and continued his career.

Miami Engine 1

“Pop” served at Miami Station One and worked both the Engine and Rescue in his career. In fact, at some point, all three Christen men served on a “Rescue 1” at some point in their careers.