06-17-2011, 01:21 PM #1
39th anniversary, the Vendome fireFrom the Secret List.com
REMEMBERING BOSTON, FDNY AND CHARLESTON:
BOSTON HOTEL VENDOME FIRE: 9 FIREFIGHTERS KILLED
At 2:35 PM on Saturday, June 17, 1972, Box 1571 was received at Boston Fire Alarm. It would be the first of four alarms required to extinguish a raging fire at the former Hotel Vendome on Commonwealth Avenue at Dartmouth Street. It took nearly three hours to stop the blaze. Apparatus at the scene included 16 fire engines, 5 ladders, 2 aerial towers and 1 heavy rescue. All apparatus had full crews.
Once the fire was out, the BFD commenced a routine overhaul operation. Then, at 5:28 PM, without warning, the southeast section of the building collapsed.
More than any other event in the three hundred year history of the Boston Fire Department, the Vendome tragedy exemplifies the risk intrinsic to the firefighting profession and the accompanying courage required in the performance of duty. Nine firefighters were killed on that day, eight more injured; eight women widowed, twenty-five children lost their fathers; a shocked city mourned before the sympathetic eyes of the entire nation.
06-17-2011, 03:15 PM #2
H e l l of a fire. The One Five Truck, Maxim Tiller, was destroyed when the wall fell on it.
Rest easy guys. You earned your reward in Heaven.
Last edited by CaptOldTimer; 06-17-2011 at 03:18 PM.Stay Safe and Well Out There....
Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers
06-17-2011, 03:32 PM #3
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- Newport Oregon
“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.”
They will not be forgotten.
06-17-2011, 06:30 PM #4
Never ForgetALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
LT. John Ginley Engine 40
FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40
"If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
06-19-2011, 02:59 PM #5
RIP Brothers.....Never Forget!!Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
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