On July 1, 1988, five veteran firefighters were trapped and killed under a massive pile of stored auto parts and collapsed roof, ceiling, and truss assemblies.
On June 30, 2013, 19 firefighters with the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.
On June 18, 2007, a fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, South Carolina, left nine firefighters dead.
Kevin J. Mochen recounts the 1972 collapse of the Hotel Vendome in Boston, an event which killed nine firefighters, the largest single loss of members' lives in Boston (MA) Fire Department history.
On Father's Day, June 17, 2001, an explosion at a hardware store in Queens killed three members of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).
The National Fire Heritage Center announces Mark W. Lamplugh, Jr. to the Board of Trustees.
A report from the St. Louis Dispatch looked back at a major 1976 fire that occurred the vacant Heyday Shoe building at 2032 Locust Street.
The Leary Firefighters Foundation has released a new documentary series about the 1999 Worcester (MA) Cold Storage Warehouse Fire that left six firefighters dead.
Today, we celebrate the first appearance of the National Fireman’s Journal. Bobby Halton, editor-in-chief of its descendent, Fire Engineering, offers his thoughts on this anniversary. Fire department funding/staffing issues, building construction concerns, home fire hazards, and much more—they’re all here in the first issue, November 17, 1877.
What can you find in the Fire Engineering archives about your department’s history? Rob Maloney dives into the archives.