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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/26

On 2/26/1993 the World Trade Center (WTC) was bombed. The extremist attack killed six people and injured 1,165; over 50,000 people were evacuated in New York after terrorists planted over 1,000 pounds nitrourea bomb, with hydrogen cylinders in a Ryder Econoline van on the B-2 level parking garage beneath the northeast corner of the Vista...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/25

  On 2/25/1882 a Corvallis, Oregon firefighter died at a grain mill fire when a wall of the structure collapsed and fell on him. On 2/25/1900 a Detroit, Michigan firefighter died of the injuries he sustained after being caught under a falling smokestack. On 2/25/1904 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “died of pneumonia, which...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/24

On 2/24/1978 sixteen civilians and two Waverly, Tennessee firefighters died when “a 20,000-gallon propane tank car, which was one of 25 that derailed on February 22nd, exploded as experts were preparing to transfer the gas to tank trucks. More than 43 people were severely injured and 16 others, including the two firefighters, were killed in...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/22

On 2/22/1902 a New York, New York hotel fire killed sixteen and injured about fifty at Park Avenue, between Thirty-Second and Thirty-Third Streets in Manhattan. “Most of the dead were guests with rooms on the upper stories of the hotel or on the fifth floor, which had the greatest damage. It is explained that five...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/21

On 2/21/1897 a Hartford, Connecticut firefighter “died of the injuries he sustained while operating at Box 26.” On 2/21/1899 a Milwaukee, Wisconsin firefighter was killed at the Wisconsin Chair Company fire, in Port Washington. “The entire Wisconsin Chair Company’s Plant and six business and residence blocks were totally destroyed; thirty families were made homeless and...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 2/20

On 2/20/2003 The Station Nightclub fire at 211 Cowesett Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island left over one hundred dead and more than two hundred injured. The fire started at 11:08 p.m. while the band Great White opened with the song “Desert Moon” using pyrotechnics devices as part of their act that ignited flammable soundproofing foam. A...
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