Anniversary coming up wish it was a good one. October 27 it was a Sunday. All the boys and I were having a decent enough day, man if I knew what was coming I might of called in sick. It was early when dispatch came over and banged a regular alarm for the Truck, Norwich apartment heavy fire showing. Our engine was still too far away, but then dispatch reported 7 people trapped. We caught the second and got their as fast as we could hoping there was a mistake or everybody would be out. The chief gave us search so my best friend Iggy and I ran to the front, I seen my brothers working on two children so I did the math. To my surprise 5 were unaccounted fore I ran up the steps Iggy went right I went left I came across a crib and to my horror lay a little baby I had to take my gloves off to be certain I snatched her up and told Iggy I was taking her out. Then we noticed the other children all laying together their eyes wide open, we got them all out and stayed with them as if trying to protect our own. We lost 7 children that cold October day the mother who left the children alone received 1 month in jail and got out time served and pregant. I'm sorry for the children, but I miss my friend. Be safe.