10/9/1911 First Fire Prevention Day, marked the most intense day of fire during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
10/9/1849 two Philadelphia, PA firefighters “died in the performance of their duties while fighting a fire.”
10/9/1960 a Meriden, CT firefighter “died from the injuries he suffered after he had fallen from the roof.”
10/9/1968 a Centerville, IA firefighter “collapsed and died while he was operating at a fire at the house of Betty Kaster on East Cross Street. Wearing a face mask and oxygen (air) tank, a warning bell sounded on his oxygen unit (SCBA), indicating that his supply of oxygen (air) was very low. He emerged from the house, took off his mask and collapsed in the arms of a firefighter.”
10/9/1974 a Philadelphia, PA firefighter died “while operating at a major fire in a large frame, paper products factory, he suffered a fatal heart attack. He had just taken part in rescuing a fellow firefighter when the attack came.”
10/9/1975 a Dallas, TX firefighter “died of smoke inhalation while operating at a fire.”
10/9/1911 Mansfield, OH a natural gas explosion seriously burned two women and slightly burned six more at a millinery store in the old Wiler building on North Main Street around 4:00 p.m. after natural gas that had accumulated in the basement was ignited by the pilot light of a gas furnace located in the center of the store.
10/9/1910 a forest fire destroyed the Town of Rainey River, ON: “fifty houses were burned, and scores of people were homeless.”
10/9/1894 Shamokin, PA a coal mine explosion and fire killed four.