Thread: 42 years...the Vendome fire
06-17-2014, 01:33 PM #1
42 years...the Vendome fire
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Vendome fire.
Nine Boston Firefighters lost their lives that day.
Remember Fallen Brothers..."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
06-17-2014, 04:25 PM #2Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.
Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.
06-17-2014, 11:12 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jul 1999
- Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
I remember studying this fire in my Associate Degree program. Illegal remodeling was the issue if I remember correctly.
Rest in Peace Brothers.
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love, and forget how to hate
06-18-2014, 08:50 AM #4
- Join Date
- May 2013
Illegal building alterations have been a major contributor to firefighter deaths in NYC and elsewhere I'm sure. Anyone who has an inspection program should make structural alterations one of their first considerations when doing an inspection.
Buildings under construction should be inspected if possible to ascertain construction methods. It could save a life.
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