An early-afternoon four-alarm fire ripped through four buildings in the Morris Park section of the Bronx, NY, on April 14, 2012. With heavy fire venting from the cockloft, the building suffered a second-floor collapse that briefly trapped two firefighters. They were not seriously hurt.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Captain Mark G. Ratledge, 35, of the Cottonwood, CA, Fire Protection District, who died in the line of duty, February 2012; and to Chief Nolan Ervin “Goat” Pittman, 46, of the Centreville, MS, Volunteer Fire Department; Lieutenant/EMT Jamison Kampmeyer, 34, of the Colby, WI, Fire Department; Lieutenant Mark W. Morrison, 53, of the St. Lucie County, FL, Fire District; and Senior Captain Thomas “Bill” Dillion, 49, of the Houston, TX, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, March 2012.
Cover by: Cover photo by Kevin Heckman