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Working in the back of the ambulance
Trust me, I’m a firefighter!
An EMS member participates in a drill at Pitkin Yards, Brooklyn, in 2011.
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Kilbirnie Street Fire
On this day1972, a fire started in the Sher Bros’ cash and carry textile warehouse in Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow. A fireman was trapped by the debris, and six of his colleagues brave and true formed a rescue party to search for him.
A blow out occurred and part of the roof fell on the rescuers. In total seven firemen died that night. Some 3,000 mourners, including an estimated 500 firemen attended the service in Glasgow Cathedral, and loudspeakers relayed the service to a further 2,000 outside, 14 lorry-loads of wreaths were received.
Again widows and children were left to mourn the husbands and fathers who never came home again. This was just 12 years after the infamous Cheapside Street Fire where 14 firemen and 5 salvage men were tragically killed. On the Kilbirnie street fire I found this quote from an ex firefighter “1972 was the seeing the end of Glasgow’s reputation as being what the press had labeled the city - “The Tinderbox City”. I started in Glasgow Fire Service in March 1972 and major fires were very regular, it was the time to learn your trade if you know what I mean.”
Never let it be forgotten, the ultimate price, these firemen paid for their city, or the debt we owe to all our firemen who perform a public service we must never take for granted.
A Knox Fire Engine, one of the first modern fire engines, manufactured in 1905