Rachel Abrams

Congratulations to our national anthem contest winners!

Blog Post created by Rachel Abrams Employee on Apr 11, 2014

Congratulations to Captain Mark Ware, Sandy Springs Fire Department, Sandy Springs, GA and Lieutenant Rodney Brooks, Henry County Fire Department, McDonough, GA, winners of a national contest held by NFPA with 15 total entries and over 2,700 votes!

View their winning entry video:


Fellow brass players in the Stockbridge High School band in their hometown of Stockbridge, Georgia, Mark and Rodney soon discovered their talent for singing duets would bring life-long opportunities.  They worked their way to the Henry County Fire Department where—when they weren't busy training or saving lives—they began singing the national anthem.  Their regular appearances at private functions and small community events soon turned into invitations from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to sing for larger events such as Firefighter Recognition Day at the state capitol, the Georgia Republican Party Convention, the Georgia Public Safety Center's Firefighter Appreciation Day, Georgia Association of Fire Chief's Convention, and more.  They hope to continue singing together well into their retirement years and are honored to be chosen by NFPA and the public to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 2014 annual NFPA Conference & Expo!

Join us at the General Session to see them live!