February 27th (this coming Thursday) is the 45th Anniversary of the NY Telephone Exchange Fire. In honor of this event, Veteran FDNY FF (Ret) and well known Fire Instructor Danny Noonan has passed on his submission of an Op-Ed piece to the New York Times called “RED STAR OF DEATH” about this toxic inferno.
Danny was the Irons Man in Ladder Co. 3, the first due Ladder Company at that fire. It should be noted that following 9/11, the fire at the Phone Company is the second most deadly and costliest in the history of the FDNY. It had taken the efforts of 699 firefighters, over a two day period, to extinguish this infamous fire.
Also included in his article is a short video clip, 3.5 minutes, featuring a depiction of the fire.
NOTE 1==CLICK THE LINK TO DANNY’S PIECE, VIDEO & RELATED INFORMATION:
NOTE 2==PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FILE. ATTACHED is a pdf file from Chief Jay Jonas, about the NY Telephone Exchange Fire, with Danny Noonan.
More Information About The Infamous NY Telephone Exchange Fire:
NYC VIDEO OF THE FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS:
NY DAILY NEWS ARTICLE: CANCER RAVAGES HEROES:
FIRE ENGINEERING ARTICLE:
Thanks to Danny, Jay as well as (FDNY Ret Chief) John Norman for passing this important information on.
While it’s now 45 years later-the smoke today is as bad or worse-the difference is that in many respects, we have a better chance to survive than the members before us.
Don’t blow the opportunity.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
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