Leadership

Battalion Chief and Firemen Killed at Philadelphia Fire

Issue 1 and Volume 58.

Battalion Chief and Firemen Killed at Philadelphia Fire Battalion Chief William F. James and Ladderman John Hillman, Jr., of Philadelphia, were killed, and nine other firemen, including Chief William Murphy, were injured by a falling wall at an early morning fire in that city recently which destroyed one of the buildings of the Thomas Potter Sons’ Company oilcloth works with a property loss estimated at $120,000. The injured were: Chief Murphy, struck on head with brick; Capt. Howard Barnes, Engine Co. 7, badly crushed side; George Stark, Truck Co. 7, fractured arm and contusions of scalp; Archibald Ewing, Engine Co. 7, sprained back and injured knee; Frank Murphy, Truck Co. 7, lacerations of scalp; John W. Danzcisen, Truck Co. 7; Robert Hill, Truck Co. 7, sprained ankle and general contusions of body; Russell Stackhouse, Engine Co. 7, sprained back and general contusions; William McKnight, Truck Co. 7, severe bruises; John…

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