Brockton Fire Museum

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open by appointment only for January and February call for group tours

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/15/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Engineer W.P. Chamberlain.

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/14/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is John Casey..

07/13/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is J. F. Carroll..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/12/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is W. H. Bussey..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/11/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Capt. D. G. Berry..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/10/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is C. W. Bell..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/09/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is C.F. Bell..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/08/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is H.B. Gullefer..
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104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/08/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is E.J. Barry..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/07/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Capt. H. E. Allen..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/06/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is C. G. McCarthy..

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/05/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is G.N. Hall

As you celebrate Independence Day, July 4th, please remember in your thoughts and prayers Mayor Bill Carpenter and his f...
07/04/2019

As you celebrate Independence Day, July 4th, please remember in your thoughts and prayers Mayor Bill Carpenter and his family.

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/04/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is P. F. Stack.

Brockton Historical Society
07/03/2019

Brockton Historical Society

We have learned of the death of Mayor Bill Carpenter this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. Mayor Carpenter was a strong supporter of the Society and will be missed.

Photo: Mayor Carpenter with our past president Carl Landerholm who past away earlier this year.

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
07/02/2019

104 years ago this month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is L.R. Duncanson.

104 years ago today the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force...
07/01/2019

104 years ago today the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Frank Carr.

We would like to wish Retired Deputy Chief Kenneth Gillpatrick a Happy 97th Birthday.
06/25/2019

We would like to wish Retired Deputy Chief Kenneth Gillpatrick a Happy 97th Birthday.

A MOMENT IN HISTORY - June 1, 1954 - Suspicions fires are found at Saint Margaret's Church. This was the second fire in ...
06/01/2019

A MOMENT IN HISTORY - June 1, 1954 - Suspicions fires are found at Saint Margaret's Church. This was the second fire in a church in a few days with several fires set at the First Lutheran Church. Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum!

Brockton Historical Society
04/28/2019

Brockton Historical Society

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society is now happening.

Congratulations to this group of men and women for completing 20 years with the Brockton fire department
04/14/2019

Congratulations to this group of men and women for completing 20 years with the Brockton fire department

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Retired Lt. George Churchill.  https://www.waittfuneralhome.com/n...
04/08/2019
Obituary for George F. Churchill Jr. | Waitt Funeral Home

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Retired Lt. George Churchill. https://www.waittfuneralhome.com/notices/George-ChurchillJr

Obituary for George F. Churchill Jr. | George F. Churchill Jr., 76, lifelong of Brockton, died peacefully April 6, 2019 surrounded by family. He served in the U.S. Navy and had worked as a truck driver. His dedicated career was as a firefighter and after many years on the Brockton Fire...

03/24/2019

The Brockton Fire Museum will be open today from 2-4. Please stop by and say hi, Join the museum, and enjoy our great history.

NEW HOURSWe are now open the 4th Sunday and 2nd Wednesday of each month.Our next opening will be Sunday, March 24th from...
03/15/2019

NEW HOURS
We are now open the 4th Sunday and 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Our next opening will be Sunday, March 24th from 2-4pm

Thank you to Karen, one of our followers who sent this today.
03/10/2019

Thank you to Karen, one of our followers who sent this today.

The Brockton Fire Museum will be open today 2 - 4 pm. Please stop by and see the Strand Theater Fire display where 13 Br...
03/10/2019

The Brockton Fire Museum will be open today 2 - 4 pm. Please stop by and see the Strand Theater Fire display where 13 Brockton firefighters were lost 78 years ago today..

The Brockton Fire Museum will be open today 2 - 4 pm. Please stop by and see the Strand Theater Fire display where 13 Brockton firefighters were lost 78 years ago today..

The Brockton Fire Museum will be open today 2 - 4 pm. Please stop by and see the Strand Theater Fire  display where 13 B...
03/10/2019

The Brockton Fire Museum will be open today 2 - 4 pm. Please stop by and see the Strand Theater Fire display where 13 Brockton firefighters were lost 78 years ago today..

From Local 718
03/10/2019

From Local 718

Today in Fire History, 1941: STRAND THEATRE FIRE (BROCKTON, MA) Thirteen members of the Brockton Fire Department were killed in the performance of their duties during a fire in the Strand Theatre. The men were operating in the balcony and were killed when the roof collapsed in on them.

Captain John F. Carroll–Ladder Company 3
Lieutenant Raymond A. Mitchell–Engine Company 4
Firefighter Roy A. McKeraghan–Squad A
Firefighter Denis P. Murphy–Squad A
Firefighter William J. Murphy–Squad A
Firefighter Daniel C. O’Brien–Squad A
Firefighter George A. Collins–Engine Company 1
Firefighter Frederick F. Kelley–Engine Company 1
Firefighter Martin E. Lipper–Engine Company 1
Firefighter Henry E. Sullivan–Engine Company 1
Firefighter Bartholomew Herlihy–Ladder Company 1
Firefighter Matthew E. McGeary–Ladder Company 3
Firefighter John M. McNeill–Ladder Company 1 #WeNeverForget

Thank you to the National Association of State Fire Marshals for remembering.
03/10/2019

Thank you to the National Association of State Fire Marshals for remembering.

On this day in 1941, 13 firefighters died when the roof of the Strand Theatre in Brockton, Massachusetts collapsed, making it one of the deadliest fires in U.S. history in terms of firefighter deaths. When it opened, the Strand Theatre was considered a leader in modern fire safety. The stage area included a dry pipe sprinkler system termed fireproof and the surface exits were 20% more than state law requirements.

The fire was discovered by janitors about an hour after the theater closed for the night, and the first alarm was sounded at 12:45 a.m. Arriving firefighters discovered that the blaze had already spread throughout the building and sounded a general alarm that brought the entire Brockton Fire Department to the scene. By then the fire had spread from the basement to the roof through voids in the walls and ceilings.

Fire crews seemed to be making progress when the roof over the balcony suddenly collapsed, trapping several companies that had been using the balcony to fight the fire at the roof. The fire increased in intensity after the collapse, making rescue efforts difficult.
#FireHistory #NeverForget

Pics from yesterday’s Strand event
03/09/2019
Strand Theater Memorial, 3/8/2019 - 105firephotos

Pics from yesterday’s Strand event

On March 10th, 1941, 13 Brockton Firefighters lost their live when the roof of the Strand Theater suddenly collasped trapping the members in the balconey area. More tham 25 other firefighter wer injured, and many never returned to work. On or about March 10th every year Past and present members of t...

Photos by Pat Travers from todays Strand Memorial
03/09/2019

Photos by Pat Travers from todays Strand Memorial

PHOTOS have been added from the 78th Anniversary of the Strand Theatre Fire in Brockton MA which killed 13-firefighters in the line of duty on March 10, 1941. https://pbase.com/strikethebox/030819brockton

Please join Brockton Firefighter's THIS MORNING at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre ...
03/08/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighter's THIS MORNING at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10, 1941 Strand memorabilia from the Brockton Fire Museum will be on display at City Hall and Keating Hall.

This morning at 10 AM we remember the 13 Brockton Firefighters who were lost at the Strand Theater Fire on March 10, 194...
03/08/2019

This morning at 10 AM we remember the 13 Brockton Firefighters who were lost at the Strand Theater Fire on March 10, 1941.

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10...
03/07/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10, 1941 Strand memorabilia from the Brockton Fire Museum will be on display at City Hall and Keating Hall.

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10...
03/06/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10, 1941 Strand memorabilia from the Brockton Fire Museum will be on display at City Hall and Keating Hall.

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10...
03/05/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10, 1941 Strand memorabilia from the Brockton Fire Museum will be on display at City Hall and Keating Hall.

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10...
03/04/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10, 1941 Strand memorabilia from the Brockton Fire Museum will be on display at City Hall and Keating Hall.

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10...
03/04/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10, 1941 Strand memorabilia from the Brockton Fire Museum will be on display at City Hall and Keating Hall.

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10...
03/03/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighter's at a ceremony honoring the 13 firefighters killed at the Strand Theatre fire March 10, 1941 A display of some Strand memorabilia will be shown at City Hall and Keating Hall.

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216 N Pearl St
Brockton, MA
02301-1712

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