Leadership

Fatal Firehouse Fire

Issue 1 and Volume 99.

Fatal Firehouse Fire Fire in the early morning hours of December 26 destroyed the firehouse of the Goshen Fire Company of Pleasure Beach, Waterford, Conn., resulting in the death of the company’s secretarytreasurer, Frank King, 71. Starting from causes as yet undetermined, the fire was discovered by a volunteer member residing nearby, who was awakened by the reflection of the flames. This was about 4:15 a. m. He and a neighbor rushed to the frame firehouse and managed to save both pieces of apparatus, despite the fact that the ladders, coats and other equipment on the rear of the trucks were ablaze. The body of Mr. King was recovered about 8 a. m. after the ruins had cooled sufficiently to permit firemen to search the debris. From the fact that his body was found some distance from the sleeping quarters which he occupied at the firehouse (he had made the…

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