By James E. Benson,Nicole B. Casper,Kenneth F. Galligan

On March 10, 1941, at 12:38 a.m., the Brockton fireplace division answered to fireplace Alarm field 1311, which used to be pulled for a fireplace on the Strand Theatre. fireplace Alarm dispatched the deputy leader, 3 engine businesses, a ladder corporation and Squad A. inside six mins, a moment alarm used to be struck. below one hour after the 1st alarm, the roof of the Strand collapsed, and what a regimen hearth changed into a catastrophe that killed 13 firefighters and injured greater than twenty others. The catastrophe marks one of many biggest losses of lifestyles to firefighters from a burning development cave in within the usa. Jim Benson and Nicole Casper chronicle this devastating tragedy and have fun the community’s heroes and resilience within the face of adversity.

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