Memorial Monday – Auburn Apparatus Collision

Memorial Monday

Incident Date: July 7, 1949
Department: Lewiston Fire Department (ME)
Number of Line-of-Duty Deaths: 2

Auburn Apparatus Collision

AP Photo appeared in the Boston Traveler on July 11, 1949

Two Lewiston firefighters died from injuries sustained when apparatus from Lewiston and Auburn collided at Court and Main Streets in Auburn while responding to a fire alarm on July 7, 1949. Patrolman Norman C. Philbrick, who was directing traffic, was also killed in the crash.

» Read more: Newspaper clippings from the accident (various sources)

Died from Injuries Sustained in the Crash


More About Memorial Monday

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.