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

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

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