Glenn 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, and an FDIC Executive Advisory Board member.
Q. What was the largest loss of life of firefighters in a theater building fire? Scroll down for the answer!
A. The Strand Theater fire that occurred on March 10th, 1941 in Brockton, Massachusetts. Thirteen firefighters were killed.