Category Archives: line-of-duty

Cugees Restaurant Roof Collapse-1981 LAFD

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Recalling the Cugees Fire and Collapse of 1981

Efforts for Medal of Freedom to the Four Firefighters who were ambushed in West Webster New York on Christmas Eve 2012

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Efforts for Medal of Freedom to the Four Firefighters who were ambushed in West Webster New York

LODD Funeral of fallen hero, Tomasz Kaczowka

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LODD Funeral of fallen hero, Tomasz Kaczowka, West Webster (NY) FD

LODD Funeral Services for Michael J. Chiapperini

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Watch live streaming of LODD funeral of fallen hero, Lt. Mike Chiapperini

Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Tragedy

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Worcester Cold Storage Tragedy On December 3, 1999, a five-alarm fire at the Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. building claimed the lives of six brave firefighters who responded to the call. These six heros, The Worcester 6, sacrificed their lives to try and rescue two individuals who were believed to be trapped inside the […]

Memorial Dedicated to Six Boston FF Killed In 1942 East Boston Luongo Fire

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Memorial dedicated in East Boston (MA) honoring Six Boston firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice while battling a fire in 1942.

Nothing is Ever Routine: Residential Fire-Chicago LODD

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Nothing is ever routine;…… pause to reflect and remember the demands of the job and the inherent risks and the sacrifices made each and every day in this noble profession of the fire service.
Another beloved brother firefighter’s sacrifice, protecting the citizens of his great city.

Baltimore County (MD) Firefighter Falkenhan Line of Duty Death Report Issued

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“Firefighter Falkenhan was a well-respected and experienced firefighter. He died performing his duties during a very complex incident with severe fire conditions and unique fire behavior coupled with the immediate need to perform multiple rescues of victims in imminent danger. It would be easy if one particular failure of the system could be identified as the cause of this tragedy. We could fix it and move on. Unfortunately it is not that simple. No incident is “routine”. Mark’s death and this report reinforce that fact”. From the Baltimore County (MD) FD LODD Report.

Residential Fire Injures Seven Firefighters: Wind Driven Conditions Suspected

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Residential Fire Injures Seven Firefighters: Wind Driven Conditions Suspected. Apparent wind driven condition contributed to rapidly escalating fire conditions resulting in extreme fire behavior during initial fire suppression operations being coordinated at a single family residential dwelling (SFD) fire Friday night February 24th in Riverdale, MD

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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Remembering Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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