Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1930 hours
Location: Philadelphia Fire Officers Association Hall
2500 Lefevre Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
At 1616 hours on Tuesday, May 30, 1989 Box 741, 5th and Walnut Streets, was struck for a fire in the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company building located at 510-530 Walnut Street. Over the course of the next eighteen and a half hours eight alarms and numerous special calls would be made to help with the fire fight. The fire would be placed under control by orders of Car 1, Commissioner Roger Ulshafer, at 1039 hours on Wednesday May 31. Scores of fire fighters were injured battling the blaze.
Retired Deputy Chief Thomas Garrity will provide a presentation on the fire and the tactics used to bring one of the most unique incidents ever encountered by the Philadelphia Fire Department under control.
Please note the change of location for this meeting. The hall is located in the Bridesburg section of the city. Off-street parking is available.
We would like to thank the Officer’s Association for their support.
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