Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighting

Corbett’s Trivia: Firefighter Deaths in Theater Fire

Q. What movie theater fire cost the lives of 13 firefighters on March 10, 1941? Scroll down for the answer! 




















A. The Strand Movie Theater in Brockton, Massachusetts.  It was one of the largest losses of firefighters due to collapse in our history.

Glenn Corbett: Firefighting TriviaGlenn Corbett, PE, is the former assistant chief of the Waldwick (NJ) Fire Department, an assistant professor of fire science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and a technical editor for Fire Engineering. He recently served on the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Construction Safety Team and is a member of the Fire Code Advisory Council for New Jersey. He is the coauthor of the late Francis L. Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, 4th Edition, editor of the upcoming Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II, and an FDIC Executive Advisory Board member.