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Many can recall recent tragic events where more than one firefighter was killed in the line of duty at a single incident. The Coffee Break Training Special Blend series honors those sacrifices and is intended to prevent a recurrence.
Today we go back to January 21, 1924 when nine Pittsburgh fire fighters died at a petroleum bulk plant fire. Read about their loss -- and on tomorrow's anniversary of the event --take a few minutes to prevent it from happening again, with the information at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/sb_2010_0121.pdf .
The United States Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan.
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