Tony grew up in Lebanon for the first 21 years of his
life. As a Christian, he has lived through war and
devastation most of his life. His father and mother
were married and had four kids. Two brothers and a
sister. His father was a High ranking Military officer
fighting in the civil war. He was killed in the war
when Tony just turned 14.
Tony fought for freedom in Lebanon for over 10
years, starting at age 14. During the civil war
against radical Islamics. He has witnessed people
being blown up and killed right in front of his eyes.
He has fought to keep Lebanon from being taken
over by radicals. He fought for the right to stay a
Christian. Freedom to choose what religion you
want to believe. He ended his military career as a
bodyguard for one of the Ministers of Parliament.
Tony decided to move away and start a different life.
He went to Cyprus, France, Denmark and finally
moved to the best place in the world the United
States. He has lived here for over 30 yrs now and
been a Naturalized citizen for almost 22 years. He
taught himself how to read and write English and
never gave up the dream of true freedom.
After events of 911, Tony decided to rebuild this Fire
Truck into a Memorial Tribute to those who died on
that day. So we can Honor and remember them. We
cannot forget them and the devastation it brought to
our country. This Hahn 1986 Tiller Truck comes
originally from Stone Wall Jackson VFD in Virginia.
He has used all his own money to make this project.
Tony and his wife have been together for 27 years
now. They have three children. They have the same
values and beliefs and that is what keeps them
together. Along with God. He is their glue.
Tony's father in-law John Lamphere recently passed
away. October 18, 2007. John had C.O.P.D. , a
respiratory disease that has no cure.
911 First Responders and volunteers are suffering
from this disease right now.
We want to honor those who need it most. The brave
men who gave so much to help innocent lives and
who would do it again if asked. They are true heroes.
If we can honor them and raise support for them,
then we have been successful. Our journey has
brought us ,so far, many wonderful caring people
that we never would have met if not for the Fire Up
Freedom Fire Truck. That alone is a blessing.
Chief of Operations : Tony Boulos