Incident Date: May 6, 1925
Department: Atlanta Fire Department (GA)
Number of Line-of-Duty Deaths: 6
On May 6, 1925, six Atlanta firefighters were killed instantly during mop up operations at the Jass Manufacturing Company fire. A fire-weakened floor above them, loaded with 150 bales of water-soaked cotton bales, collapsed. Eight other firefighters were severely injured.
Killed in the Collapse
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Memorial Monday is established to remember the sacrifice of firefighters who died in the line of duty before the National Memorial was created in 1981. On the last Monday of every month, a firefighter, or groups of firefighters, will be remembered through information located about the firefighter and their sacrifice.