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Knights of Columbus Hostel Fire

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On this day in 1942, 100 people lost their lives at the Knights of Columbus Hostel in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  The building was mostly wood construction and had had most of the windows boarded up and barred to meet black-out regulations during the war. At the time of the fire there were approximately 500 occupants […]

Kerns Hotel Fire 1934

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The Hotel Kerns was built in 1919 and was a brick building that boasted 162 rooms and was a favorite hot spot  noted for its bar and cafeteria. On Dec. 11, 1934 it would turn tragic when the night janitor for and adjacent business noticed flames on the 2nd floor at around 5 AM.  He […]

Atlanta Winecoff Hotel Fire Remembered

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootbearwdc/2073140320/ http://www.winecoff.org/hotel/ On this day in 1946, 119 people died in the deadliest hotel fire in American history.  The 15 story hotel was built in 1913 and was touted to be “fire proof” and was therefor built with no fire protection systems. There were no fire escapes, no spinklers, no fire alarms and all of […]

Remembering Worcester 6: Dec. 3, 1999

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Never forget the Worcester 6 who lost their lives on Dec. 3, 1999.  Here is an article that covers the incident very well; much better than I could do.  Also, check out the tribute video below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k8o11jUZF0] You can buy Worcester 6 decals and stickers here:  http://www.powercallsirens.com/w6.aspx Never forget our fallen Brohters and Sisters everywhere. […]

Our Lady of Angels Fire Anniversary

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On this date in 1958, Our Lady of the Angels School started like any other day. Kids got up and got their school uniforms on and made their way to classes, just like every day.  This day would end tragically and would be one of the main reasons for our modern day fire codes. Before […]

Cocoanut Grove Anniversary

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On Novemeber 28, 1942, the Cocoanut Grove nightclub was full of friends and family celebrating the holiday season and a college football upset.  That night would prove to be one of the worst public assembly tragedies that America has ever seen. The fire killed 492 people and injured hundreds more.  The fire was believed to have […]

A Year Ago Today

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It was a year ago today that terrorists started fires in the Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in Mumbai, India.  It was obiously during a holiday and many tourists were visiting the luxury complex.  Other facilities were targeted and when the ordeal was finally over, at least 167 people were killed between the locations […]

MGM Grand Fire

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We are just a few days past the anniversary of the MGM Grand Hotel fire that claimed the lives of 85 people and injuring 14 firefighters. The facility was allowed to open without fire protection systems and the fire that started on the lower levels and the heaviest fire was on the second floor, smoke, […]

Historic Fires

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This fire took place in Nov. 23, 1963, the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The fire claimed the lives of 63 of the 84 patients in the facility. The fire started at approx. 4:45AM from what is believed to have been overloaded electrical wiring. After the fire recommendations made for all […]

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