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.
Authorities exhumed the bodies Monday of two victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire in hopes of identifying one of the last five people still listed as missing after the tragedy.
This past weekend marks the 81st anniversary of Great New England Hurricane of 1938. See more in our archives.
On June 26, 1964, minutes after the Marshalls Creek (PA) Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene at a truck fire, the vehicle suddenly exploded, killing thee members of the department, destroying three apparatus, and creating a large crater.
What is this old term used back in the late 1800s to describe certain firefighters? Read Howard J. Hill's to find out.
Although World War II was over, the optimism of the postwar period became more uneasy as the fire service contemplated the possiblility of a World War III.
A group of U.S. fire service and law enforcement bagpipers and drummers will be headed to Europe at the end of this month (May 2019) to play in memorial tribute ceremonies in and around U.S. World War II cemeteries. The tour will include sites in Brussels, Bastogne, Luxembourg, and then Normandy, commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.