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Firefighter History

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/25

11/25/1886 a Boston, Massachusetts firefighter “was suffocated by smoke while ventilating during a fire at 232-234 Friend Street, Downtown, a two-alarm, Box 8, (Merrimac House, Merrimac Street). Two other firefighters were also overcome by smoke and had to be resuscitated. 11/25/1911 a Birmingham, AL firefighter was killed when he was caught under burning debris while...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/24

11/24/1848 a Toronto, Ontario, Canada firefighter “died from injuries he received while operating a fire in a block of stores on King Street just east of Church Street. The fire had started in Mr Webb’s shoe store and spread. He was struck in the head and lost a lot of blood. After medical attention he...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/23

11/23/1898 a Cambridge, MA firefighter “died as a result of injuries he sustained November 10th, when he was caught under a collapsing wall while operating at a fire in a meat company icehouse.” 11/23/1925 a Waterbury, Ct firefighter “died after suffering complications due to smoke inhalation.” 11/23/1929 a Memphis, TN firefighter died “while operating at...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/22

11/22/2014 a Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida man set his house on fire and killed a responding deputy in a plot to lure first responders to the street, so he could gun them down in an ambush, he was shot and killed in a 12-minute mid-morning gun battle in the middle of the street in the...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/21

11/21/1980 The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino fire in Las Vegas, NV killed eighty-four and injured 650 people, most from smoke inhalation, of the approximately 5,000 people that were staying in the 26-story 2,000 room luxury resort hotel and casino. About 7:00 a.m. a fire started in the “Deli” restaurant; cause by and electrical ground...
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FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 11/20

11/20/1870 a Baltimore City (MD) firefighter died “while operating at a fire in a tobacco warehouse, when the walls of the building collapsed, trapping him and two other firefighters under tons of rubble. The other two firefighters were dug out alive and recovered.” 11/20/1870 a Lancaster, PA firefighter “died as a result of injuries sustained...
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