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DBFR Presents Life Saving Award to Family The Delray Beach Fire-Rescue (DBRF) recently honored the Diaz family for their efforts on a call on April 12. The family witnessed a motor vehicle drive off the road and come to a stop against a fence hundreds...


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This Month in Fire History

 

July 5, 1973, Kingman AZ – Doxol Gas Co. fire kills 12 firefighters

July 6, 1944, Hartford, CT – Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus tent fire kills 168

July 7, 1975, Portland, OR – Pomona Hotel fire kills 12

July 9, 1953, Mendocino National Forest, CA – Forest fire kills 15 firefighters

July 23, 1984, Romeoville, IL – Union Oil refinery fire kills 17; losses worth $177 million

July 24, 1931, Pittsburgh, PA – Little Sisters of the Poor home for the aged fire kills 48

July 26, 1990 – Americans with Disabilities Act passes, greatly affecting safety codes

July 28, 1945, New York, NY – Fire after B-25 crash into Empire State Building kills 14

July 29, 1956, Sun Ray, TX – Shamrock Oil & Gas corp. refinery fire kills 19 firefighters

 

Courtesy of NFPA

For details on fires that occurred 100 years ago this month, turn to Paul Hashagen’s “Rekindles” on page XXX.