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After the Fire:   Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons

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Our Journey

  • Alvaro and Shawn at Oregon State University.
    Alvaro and Shawn at Oregon State University.
  • The "REMEMBER" stone outside of Boland Hall on Seton Hall University 's campus.
    The "REMEMBER" stone outside of Boland Hall on Seton Hall University 's campus.
  • Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
    Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
  • With Cherise Haase, EHS Manager at Alfred University in New York.
    With Cherise Haase, EHS Manager at Alfred University in New York.
  • One of our 3Fs to survive - Friends, Family and Faith.
    One of our 3Fs to survive - Friends, Family and Faith.
  • Auditorium of over 500 students at Oregon State University.
    Auditorium of over 500 students at Oregon State University.
  • Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey.
    Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey.
  • Shawn, Robin and Alvaro's photo shot for the cover of "After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival," on the Seton Hall campus.
    Shawn, Robin and Alvaro's photo shot for the cover of "After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival," on the Seton Hall campus.
  • Shawn and Alvaro speak at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.
    Shawn and Alvaro speak at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.
  • Shawn making the crowd laugh at Millikin University.
    Shawn making the crowd laugh at Millikin University.
  • Alvaro and Shawn with fire safety officers at Montclair State University.
    Alvaro and Shawn with fire safety officers at Montclair State University.
  • Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
    Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
  • Shawn with his wife Chinaire Simons, director of "After the Fire," Guido Verweyen and Alvaro and his wife Paula LLanos.
    Shawn with his wife Chinaire Simons, director of "After the Fire," Guido Verweyen and Alvaro and his wife Paula LLanos.
  • Alvaro, Robin and Shawn with Union County College Professor Barbara Buettner and Professor .
    Alvaro, Robin and Shawn with Union County College Professor Barbara Buettner and Professor .
  • Alvaro, Shawn and Robin on the set of the CBS morning show with Cindy Csu.
    Alvaro, Shawn and Robin on the set of the CBS morning show with Cindy Csu.
  • Shawn and Alvaro take a picture with Cathy Tabor and Melissa Post of the Center for Campus Fire Safety.
    Shawn and Alvaro take a picture with Cathy Tabor and Melissa Post of the Center for Campus Fire Safety.
  • Alvaro answers questions from a student at Union County College in New Jersey.
    Alvaro answers questions from a student at Union County College in New Jersey.
  • The premier of the "After the Fire" documentary at Seton Hall University with South Orange Fire Chief Jeff Markey, St. Barnabas Burn Director, Hani Mansour, Seton Hall University President, Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, director Guido Verweyen, author Robin Gaby Fisher, and former South Orange Village Mayor.
    The premier of the "After the Fire" documentary at Seton Hall University with South Orange Fire Chief Jeff Markey, St. Barnabas Burn Director, Hani Mansour, Seton Hall University President, Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, director Guido Verweyen, author Robin Gaby Fisher, and former South Orange Village Mayor.
  • Alvaro and Shawn pose outside of Bard College in Red Hook, NY.
    Alvaro and Shawn pose outside of Bard College in Red Hook, NY.
  • Shawn talks to students and staff a fire prevention program at Montclair State University.
    Shawn talks to students and staff a fire prevention program at Montclair State University.
  • Shawn and Alvaro with Steve Adubato taping a session for Steve's show One on One.
    Shawn and Alvaro with Steve Adubato taping a session for Steve's show One on One.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at the premiere of "After the Fire" at Seton Hall University.
    Shawn and Alvaro at the premiere of "After the Fire" at Seton Hall University.
  • Alvaro and Shawn were the key note speakers for the 2012 Center for Campus Fire Safety Forum in San Antonio, Texas.
    Alvaro and Shawn were the key note speakers for the 2012 Center for Campus Fire Safety Forum in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Shawn with students from Union County College in Cranford, NJ.
    Shawn with students from Union County College in Cranford, NJ.
  • Alvaro and Shawn share a laughter with students as the sign copies of their book.
    Alvaro and Shawn share a laughter with students as the sign copies of their book.
  • Alvaro and Shawn take a picture with several student leaders at Stony Brook University in NY.
    Alvaro and Shawn take a picture with several student leaders at Stony Brook University in NY.
  • Shawn signs a copy of "After the Fire" for a student.
    Shawn signs a copy of "After the Fire" for a student.
  • Shawn, Alvaro and Robin pose with administration and student leaders at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts.
    Shawn, Alvaro and Robin pose with administration and student leaders at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts.
  • Alvaro sign's a copy of our book "After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival."
    Alvaro sign's a copy of our book "After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival."
  • Shawn and Alvaro at Stony Brook University in NY.
    Shawn and Alvaro at Stony Brook University in NY.
  • Shawn and Alvaro with Jim Patton, Fire Marshal for Oregon State University.
    Shawn and Alvaro with Jim Patton, Fire Marshal for Oregon State University.
  • Alvaro and Shawn pose with the University of Montevallo's Director of Security, Chadd Adams, Director of Housing and Residence Life, John Denson, and Sally Dollar, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life in Montevallo, Alabama.
    Alvaro and Shawn pose with the University of Montevallo's Director of Security, Chadd Adams, Director of Housing and Residence Life, John Denson, and Sally Dollar, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life in Montevallo, Alabama.
  • Alvaro and Shawn get cleaned up for a wedding.
    Alvaro and Shawn get cleaned up for a wedding.
  • Scott Gershowitz, fire marshal, with Shawn and Alvaro at Stony Brook University.
    Scott Gershowitz, fire marshal, with Shawn and Alvaro at Stony Brook University.
  • Alvaro, Shawn and Robin Gaby Fisher, author of "After the Fire" pose for a picture.
    Alvaro, Shawn and Robin Gaby Fisher, author of "After the Fire" pose for a picture.
  • Alvaro, Robin and Shawn pose for a picture after a presentation at Union County College in Cranford, NJ.
    Alvaro, Robin and Shawn pose for a picture after a presentation at Union County College in Cranford, NJ.
  • Alvaro and Shawn stand center court at the home of the Oregon State Beavers.
    Alvaro and Shawn stand center court at the home of the Oregon State Beavers.
  • Panel discussion at Oregon State University with Fire Marshal Jim Patton, director of "After the Fire" Guido Verweyen and Alvaro and Shawn.
    Panel discussion at Oregon State University with Fire Marshal Jim Patton, director of "After the Fire" Guido Verweyen and Alvaro and Shawn.
  • With Justin Daniels, Fire Inpector, from the University of Oklahoma at the Center for Campus Fire Safety Forum.
    With Justin Daniels, Fire Inpector, from the University of Oklahoma at the Center for Campus Fire Safety Forum.
  • Giving the "After the Fire" presentation in Alabama.
    Giving the "After the Fire" presentation in Alabama.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.
    Shawn and Alvaro at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.
  • Alvaro and Shawn take a picture with Scott Gershowitz at Stony Brook University's Campus Fire Safety Day.
    Alvaro and Shawn take a picture with Scott Gershowitz at Stony Brook University's Campus Fire Safety Day.
  • Shawn and Alvaro with Jeff Landry and Brian Hansen.
    Shawn and Alvaro with Jeff Landry and Brian Hansen.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
    Shawn and Alvaro at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
  • Alvaro and Shawn at the University of Montevallo, in Montevallo, Alabama.
    Alvaro and Shawn at the University of Montevallo, in Montevallo, Alabama.
  • Alvaro and Shawn talk to current Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban.
    Alvaro and Shawn talk to current Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban.
  • Alvaro outside of one of the many hotels we have called home on our journey.
    Alvaro outside of one of the many hotels we have called home on our journey.
  • SHawn and Alvaro on the steps of The Capital in Washington D.C. taking part in Capital Hill Day 2013.
    SHawn and Alvaro on the steps of The Capital in Washington D.C. taking part in Capital Hill Day 2013.
  • Shawn talking with Vickie Goodson, Fire Prevention Officer from Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Shawn talking with Vickie Goodson, Fire Prevention Officer from Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Alvaro ad Shawn pose with Rose Mitchell, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Michael Chavis, Resident Area Director at Bloomfield College.
    Alvaro ad Shawn pose with Rose Mitchell, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Michael Chavis, Resident Area Director at Bloomfield College.
  • Display at the Campus Fire Safety Expo in Columbus, Ohio.
    Display at the Campus Fire Safety Expo in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Shawn and Alvaro take a picture with host Randall Hormann of Campus Fire Safety, Security and Risk Management Conference and Expo.
    Shawn and Alvaro take a picture with host Randall Hormann of Campus Fire Safety, Security and Risk Management Conference and Expo.
  • Alvaro and Shawn with Ed Comeau of Campus Firewatch and Gail Minger of the Michael H. Minger Foundation.
    Alvaro and Shawn with Ed Comeau of Campus Firewatch and Gail Minger of the Michael H. Minger Foundation.
  • Alvaro and Shawn at the Illinois Fire Institute where they spoke to the brave firefighters and fire personnel of both Urbana and Champaign Illinois.
    Alvaro and Shawn at the Illinois Fire Institute where they spoke to the brave firefighters and fire personnel of both Urbana and Champaign Illinois.
  • Alvaro and Shawn at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.
    Alvaro and Shawn at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.
  • Alvaro preparing for a presentation.
    Alvaro preparing for a presentation.
  • Shawn and Alvaro with Dennis Lepore, Fire Safety Officer at Richard Stockton College in Galloway, New Jersey.
    Shawn and Alvaro with Dennis Lepore, Fire Safety Officer at Richard Stockton College in Galloway, New Jersey.
  • Shawn and Alvaro with Randy Crim, Fire Marshal for the city of Lake Jackson, Texas.
    Shawn and Alvaro with Randy Crim, Fire Marshal for the city of Lake Jackson, Texas.
  • After our presentation at George Mason University with David Farris, Director of Fire Safety, Kristina Anderson, Survivor of Virgnia Tech University shooting, and Zachary Pope, Assistant Director of Emergency Management
    After our presentation at George Mason University with David Farris, Director of Fire Safety, Kristina Anderson, Survivor of Virgnia Tech University shooting, and Zachary Pope, Assistant Director of Emergency Management
  • Shawn and Alvaro at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia.
    Shawn and Alvaro at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
    Shawn and Alvaro at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
  • Alvaro and Shawn at Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York.
    Alvaro and Shawn at Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York.
  • Alvaro and Shawn at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
    Alvaro and Shawn at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.
    Shawn and Alvaro at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.
  • Alvaro and Shawn at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
    Alvaro and Shawn at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
  • Alvaro and Shawn with firefighters from the Purdue Fire Department in West Lafayette, Indiana.
    Alvaro and Shawn with firefighters from the Purdue Fire Department in West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at Caldwell University in Caldwell New Jersey.
    Shawn and Alvaro at Caldwell University in Caldwell New Jersey.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
    Shawn and Alvaro at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, New York.
    Shawn and Alvaro at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, New York.
  • Alvaro and Shawn at Binghamton University in New York.
    Alvaro and Shawn at Binghamton University in New York.
  • Shawn and Alvaro at James Madison University in Virginia.
    Shawn and Alvaro at James Madison University in Virginia.
Alvaro and Shawn at Oregon State University.
Alvaro and Shawn at Oregon State University.