Firefighters from portions of five counties battled a wind-swept fire that destroyed almost 50 businesses in a four-block long stretch along the boardwalk in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, NJ, on Sept. 12, 2013. Many of the businesses had just recovered from Hurricane Sandy. See page 48.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter John Hammack, 58, of the U.S. Forest Service-Deschutes National Forest in Bend, OR; Firefighter Jesse Trader, 19, of the Southwest Oregon District-Oregon Department of Forestry in Central Point, OR; Firefighter Kevin Hall, 59, of the Bureau of Land Management-Vale District in Vale, OR; Captain/Paramedic Matthew G. McKnight, 51, of the Los Angeles, CA, Fire Department; and Engineer Juan Pablo Casanova, 53, of the Brownsville, TX, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, August 2013.
Cover by: Cover photo by Michael Messar