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    Hello, all, I was able to gain access to my word processing files through MS Works, so I did some research on multiple firefighter fatality incidents. I looked
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      Hello, all,

      I was able to gain access to my word processing files through MS Works, so I
      did some research on multiple firefighter fatality incidents. I looked at
      any incident where six or more firefighters died and came up with the
      following list:

      Stay safe,
      ChiefHank

      MULTIPLE FIREFIGHTER FATALITY INCIDENTS


      2001 - SEPTEMBER 11 - MANHATTAN, NY
      344 Firefighters
      They were killed while operating at the terrorist attack in which two planes
      were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Both towers
      caught fire and totally collapsed, killing most of the emergency service
      personnel operating in the buildings.

      1947 - APRIL 16 - TEXAS CITY, TX
      27 Firefighters
      While operating at fire aboard a ship, which was loaded with ammonium
      nitrate, they were killed instantly when a massive explosion occurred, which
      was the start of the Texas City Disaster.

      1910 - DECEMBER 22 - CHICAGO, IL
      21 Firefighters
      While operating at a major fire in a meat packing plant, they were killed
      when a wall of the six-story plant crashed down upon them.

      1956 - JULY 29 - SUN RAY, TX
      19 Firefighters
      They were killed while operating at a major fire in an oil and gas refinery.

      1953 - JULY 9 - ALDER CREEK, CA
      15 Firefighters
      While a crew of 23 firefighters were resting and eating sandwiches in a
      canyon after controlling a series of spot fires, a sudden wind shift
      increased in intensity, throwing burning embers across a control line. The
      men began to run for their lives as the blow-up raced down the canyon toward
      them. Eight men were able to scale the canyon walls and climb to safety,
      while the remaining 15 were caught in the fire as they attempted to
      desperately dig shelter holes in the ground.

      1994 - JULY 6 - GLENWOOD, CO
      14 Firefighters
      While operating at a major lightning-sparked wildfire, they were killed when
      shifting 70-mph winds trapped them and the fire swept over their position.

      1890 - MARCH 17 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      13 Firefighters
      While operating on the interior at a three-alarm fire in a book store, they
      were killed when the entire four-story structure collapsed.

      1910 - DECEMBER 22 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
      13 Firefighters
      While operating at a two-alarm fire in a leather factory, several men were
      killed when a portion of the building collapsed. Several more were killed in
      a secondary collapse during the rescue effort.

      1941- MARCH 10 - BROCKTON, MA
      13 Firefighters
      While making an interior attack on a two-alarm fire in a theater, they were
      killed when the entire roof collapsed on top of them.

      1949 - AUGUST 5 - MANN GULCH, MT
      13 Firefighters
      Trapped in a canyon by a fire that was racing towards them at over 600 feet
      per minute, they were killed as the fire, fanned by 30 mph winds, swept over
      them.

      1954 - OCTOBER 28 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
      12 Firefighters
      While checking an ammonia leak in a commercial laboratory, they were killed
      when a massive explosion occurred in a chemical tank.

      1966 - OCTOBER 17 - MANHATTAN, NY
      12 Firefighters
      While operating at a five-alarm cellar fire in a loft building, they were
      killed when the first floor collapsed, pitching them into the roaring
      inferno in the basement. It was the worst disaster in FDNY history until the
      World Trade Center Disaster occurred in 2001.

      1966 - NOVEMBER 1 - LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA
      12 Firefighters
      While operating at a wildfire in Pacoima Canyon, in the Angeles National
      Forest, they were killed when Santa Ana winds suddenly changed direction,
      trapping them in a sudden blow-up of fire.

      1973 - JULY 5 - KINGMAN, AZ
      12 Firefighters
      They were killed in a propane tank car explosion while operating at a fire
      in a gas plant.

      1854 - APRIL 25 - MANHATTAN, NY
      11 Firefighters
      While operating at a fire in a four story brick clothing factory, they were
      killed when the roof and top two floors collapsed down through the building
      and onto a second floor extension.

      1896 - SEPTEMBER 6 - BENTON HARBOR, MI
      11 Firefighters
      They were killed when they were caught under a collapsing wall while
      operating at a major fire involving an opera house. Six were from Benton
      Harbor and five were from Saint Joseph.

      1966 - NOVEMBER - SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA
      11 Firefighters
      While operating at a wildfire in the Inaja National Forest, they were killed
      when a sudden wind-shift caused the fire to sweep over their position.

      1850 - JULY 9 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
      10 Firefighters
      While battling a major fire that destroyed close to 400 buildings, and
      killed 18 civilians, they were killed when a series of explosions and
      collapses took place.

      1857 - OCTOBER 19 - CHICAGO, IL
      10 Firefighters
      While operating at a general-alarm fire in a dry goods store, they were
      killed when the entire building collapsed.

      1943 - JULY 9 - CHICAGO, IL
      10 Firefighters
      While battling a four-alarm fire in a four-story brick factory, which had
      been the scene of a three-alarm fire several hours earlier, they were killed
      when the roof collapsed, carrying each floor down into the basement.

      1984 - JULY 23 - ROMEOVILLE, IL
      10 Firefighters
      While operating at a general-alarm fire in an oil refinery, they were killed
      when a massive explosion occurred - the result of a propane gas leak in a
      cracking tower. Nine others were also killed. The force of the blast
      propelled a 34-ton section of the tower more than half a mile.

      1867 - JUNE 19 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
      9 Firefighters
      While operating at a major theater fire, they were killed when they were
      caught under the collapsing front wall.

      1872 - NOVEMBER 9 - BOSTON, MA
      9 Firefighters
      Nine firefighters from six different departments were killed while operating
      at the Great Boston Fire, which destroyed nearly 1,000 buildings.

      1894 - APRIL 9 - MILWAUKEE, WI
      9 Firefighters
      While operating at a general-alarm fire in a six-story hotel and theater,
      they were killed when the center of the building collapsed, carrying them to
      the first floor.

      1913 - OCTOBER 26 - MILWAUKEE, WI
      9 Firefighters
      While operating at a three-alarm fire in a rubber plant, they were killed
      when explosions pushed the front and rear walls out onto them.

      1939 - FEBRUARY 3 - SYRACUSE, NY
      9 Firefighters
      While operating at a general-alarm fire in a commercial building, they were
      killed when the rear of the building collapsed during overhaul operations.

      1961 - JANUARY 28 - CHICAGO, IL
      9 Firefighters
      During a spectacular fire involving a six-story brick commercial building,
      they were killed when a major wall collapse occurred.

      1972 - JUNE 17 - BOSTON, MA
      9 Firefighters
      While overhauling after bringing a four-alarm fire in a seven-story hotel
      under control, they were killed when the five upper floors collapsed,
      carrying them down to the street below.

      1924 - APRIL 18 - CHICAGO, IL
      8 Firefighters
      While operating at a six-alarm fire in a four-story brick hall, they were
      killed when they were caught under a collapsing wall.

      1932 - AUGUST 1 - MANHATTAN, NY
      8 Firefighters
      While making an interior attack on a small fire in a paint storeroom in the
      sub-basement of a 41-story hotel, they were killed when an explosion
      occurred, followed shortly thereafter by a second, more violent blast.

      1975 - AUGUST 17 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
      8 Firefighters
      While operating at a spectacular explosion and ensuing 11-alarm fire at an
      oil refinery, they were killed when a massive flashover occurred involving
      the water and flammable products that had accumulated in the refinery
      streets.

      1888 - SEPTEMBER 2 - BALTIMORE, MD
      7 Firefighters
      While operating at a general-alarm fire involving several warehouses, they
      were killed when a wall collapsed, carrying the building down with it.

      1924 - JANUARY 21 - PITTSBURGH, PA
      7 Firefighters
      While operating at a major fire in a refining company storage yard, they all
      suffocated when an explosion blew them into a large vat of boiling paraffin.

      1949 - MARCH 5 - CHARLESTON, WV
      7 Firefighters
      While operating at a six-alarm cellar fire in a department store, they were
      killed when the first floor collapsed down onto them shortly after they
      entered the basement.

      1897 - AUGUST 5 - CHICAGO, IL
      6 Firefighters
      They were killed while operating at a spectacular five-alarm fire involving
      a six-story brick grain elevator, when a major explosion occurred, blowing
      the walls out on all four sides of the structure.

      1898 - FEBRUARY 5 - BOSTON, MA
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a three-alarm fire in a bedding factory, they were killed
      when the roof and upper floors collapsed during overhaul operations.

      1909 - FEBRUARY 13 - MILWAUKEE, WI
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a major fire in an asbestos plant, they were killed when
      the rear wall collapsed onto the adjacent roof where they were working.

      1919 - JULY 12 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
      6 Firefighters
      While making an exterior attack on a four-alarm fire in a three-story brick,
      baled rag and burlap warehouse, they were killed when the front wall
      collapsed, followed by the floors of the building,.

      1920 - FEBRUARY 26 - BROOKLYN, NY
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a three-alarm fire in a gas plant, which involved a tank
      containing drip oil, they became trapped in a pump house when the tank
      overflowed and exploded, engulfing them in a sea of fire as they tried to
      retreat.

      1925 - MAY 6 - ATLANTA, GA
      6 Firefighters
      While overhauling up at a three-alarm factory fire, they were killed
      instantly when the floor above them, which was loaded with bales of cotton,
      collapsed on top of them.

      1926 - APRIL 20 - MILWAUKEE, WI
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a smoldering fire in tons of sawdust in a wood products
      plant, they were killed when a fiery explosion occurred, covering the men in
      flaming sawdust.

      1942 - NOVEMBER 15 - BOSTON, MA
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a five-alarm fire in a restaurant, they were killed when
      they were caught under a side wall that collapsed out into the street.

      1955 - FEBRUARY 16 - BALTIMORE, MD
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a six-alarm cellar fire in a clothing factory, they were
      killed when they entered the three-story building and it collapsed down onto
      them.

      1956 - APRIL 4 - BRONX, NY
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a four-alarm fire in a one-story brick store, the metal
      coping on the front of the wall collapsed, bringing the wall down on
      firefighters who were operating there

      1958 - FEBRUARY 14 - MANHATTAN, NY
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a five-alarm fire in a paper and twine loft factory, they
      were killed when the three upper floors of the buildings collapsed.

      1962 - OCTOBER 26 - QUEENS, NY
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a five-alarm fire in a two-story building, they were
      killed when the entire building collapsed.

      1964 - OCTOBER - BOSTON, MA
      6 Firefighters
      While operating at a five-alarm fire in a toy factory, they were killed when
      a portion of a side wall collapsed on top of them.

      1978 - AUGUST 2 - BROOKLYN, NY
      6 Firefighters
      During rooftop venting operations at a four-alarm supermarket fire, they
      were killed when the roof collapsed, pitching them into the inferno below.

      1988 - NOVEMBER 29 - KANSAS CITY, MO
      6 Firefighters
      They were killed when a massive explosion occurred as they approached a
      construction trailer that was on fire.

      1990 - JUNE 26 - TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, AZ
      6 Firefighters
      While cutting a firebreak at a lightning-sparked wildfire, they were killed
      when a dry lightning storm occurred and high winds suddenly pushed a wave of
      fire down onto them.

      1999 - DECEMBER 3 - WORCESTER, MA
      6 Firefighters
      While searching a vacant cold storage warehouse for squatters during a fire,
      two firefighters became lost and called for help. During the subsequent
      rescue effort, four more firefighters became lost in the five-story,
      maze-like structure. All six perished when the building became fully
      involved and collapsed.
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