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2014-01-14 23:20:56

January 13, 2014, My Positive Perspective aired an episode shoot to remember those firefighters who lost their lives in the 2007 mattress store fire. David Griffin drove the first fire truck into the store and went on to author a book about the lessons learned about the incident. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 On January 13, 2014, My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by Charleston fire fighter David Griffin for an episode recorded to remember and honor the...

2011-07-02 00:00:33

Firefighters' families reach settlement with remaining defendants. Mt. Pleasant, SC (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Motley Rice, along with Knight Law Firm; O'Neill & Phipps; The Richter Firm ; The Solomon Law Group; and Woodley & McGillivary, have announced a final settlement agreement with the families of the fallen Charleston 9 in connection with the Sofa Super Store fire litigation. The settlement releases the remaining defendants who were not included in the December 5, 2008 settlement...

2010-11-15 12:21:59

Major factors contributing to a rapid spread of fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C., on June 18, 2007, included large open spaces with furniture providing high fuel loads, the inward rush of air following the breaking of windows, and a lack of sprinklers, according to a draft report released October 28, 2010, for public comment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The fire trapped and killed nine firefighters, the most firefighter fatalities in a single...

2006-05-02 13:28:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fire engulfed a warehouse district in plain view of much of New York City on Tuesday, requiring one of the fire department's largest deployments of firefighters in 10 years, officials said. The blaze in the Greenpoint district of Brooklyn, just across the East River from Manhattan, required 350 firefighters and 70 fire trucks, said fire department spokesman Jim Long. Smoke could be seen for miles (kilometers). "It has been deemed suspicious," said Long. It was...


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