Historical Incidents

Hackensack Fire Department
Operations & Training

This Month in Fire History - July 2024

July 1, 2024
July brings Independence Day, picnics, family vacations, the MLB All-Star Game, NFL training camps and...wildfires, lots of wildfires.
Photo courtesy of the Kingman Fire Department (KFD)
This bronze plaque that’s located in Firefighter Memorial Park in Kingman, AZ, lists the 11 firefighters who were killed on July 5, 1973, when a leak from a propane rail car resulted in a BLEVE. The artwork to the left of the plaque is made from a portion of the tank from which the BLEVE occurred.
Historical Incidents

50 Years Later: The Kingman BLEVE

July 17, 2023
Robert Burke reports on the ceremony to remember and honor the 11 firefighters who sacrificed their life a half-century ago at a propane rail car explosion.
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Operations & Training

Greenwood Nursing Home Fire: Twenty Years Later

July 13, 2023
Aaron Dix says the mistakes that night are undeniable, but the lessons learned must be applied.
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Safety & Health

Decade after Granite Mountain Hotshots Perish, Push on for New Shelters

June 30, 2023
The same type of shelters used by 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots 10 years ago today remain in use.
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Careers & Education

Former Charleston Assistant Chief Reflects on 50 Years in Fire Service

May 13, 2023
Veteran FF Raymond Lloyd, who helped free a man trapped in the Sofa Super Store, is now assistant chief of operations at Folly Beach Fire Department.
New York City Fire Museum
Bruce Twickler details the story of the New Yorkers who fought fire and saved lives in the city's first century.
Historical Incidents

New York City Fire Museum Launches New Exhibition, 'Colonial Firefighting & The American Revolution'

March 17, 2023
The exhibition presents the untold story of a group of volunteers who stood between New York and disaster during years of rampant arson, wars for North America, and the American...