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Major Incidents in Fire Service History

The Charleston, S.C., chief reflects on his journey from the trauma of the Sofa Super Store fire tragedy to finding – and living – his growth-focused mission
Bruno’s impact on the fire service is far-reaching and profound, particularly in the areas of safety, command and customer service
The overcrowded club lacked the required exits, firewalls and fire alarms in the 1977 tragedy
Amid the backyard barbecues and price-slashing sales, thousands across the country are remembering their loved ones
People have the right to do whatever it is that makes them happy, provided it does not infringe upon another’s right to do the same
American Hose Company No. 2’s 1948 American LaFrance fire engine is the centerpiece of the Pottsville mural
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The museum posted on its website that nearby construction crane activity led to concerns about building stability
The American flag is considered a living symbol under federal law. We must treat it as such.
Memorial Day has a specific purpose, and maintaining that purpose is important
Atlanta’s Fire Station 16 was home to the city’s first Black firefighters
Taunton Firefighter Chad Larivee did not let a spinal cord injury keep him out of the race
Four fire suppression tactics were included in the restoration of the beloved Paris landmark
The Durhamville Fire Department started with 25 members and a hand pump built
Waverly Fire and Rescue’s 1934 fire truck used to pump around 250 gallons a minute compared to the near 1,500 gallons in newer models
Being an Irish American firefighter means so much more than simply wearing a shamrock decal on a helmet or listening to Dropkick Murphys
A bomb in a van in the underground parking garage exploded killing six people, injuring over 1,000
From its wooden beginnings to modern ‘smart’ systems, the fire hydrant is a storied icon that represents the evolution of the fire service
Hundreds visit the Station Fire Memorial Park each year to pay their respects
The San Jose Fire Department celebrated its beginning with a single volunteer fire company
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Aurora Fire Rescue officials stated the $150M East Colfax apartment fire was the largest in the department’s history
Aurora firefighters hold a ceremony to remember three firefighters killed in a collapse during the Woolworth fire
92 children and 3 nuns were killed in the 1958 school fire where so many previously learned lessons had gone unheeded
DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department was called to extinguish the fire with more specialized equipment
If we use language that excludes others, that is a choice – and there is a message in that, whether it is intended or not
The Pleasantville Fire Department bell, used to alert firefighters before sirens, was significantly damaged
The 1899 ladder wagon built by American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. will be the centerpiece of the weekend celebration