Memorial Monday – New Haven Apparatus Crash (CT)

Incident Date: February 14, 1959
Department: New Haven Fire Department (CT)
Number of Line-of-Duty Deaths: 2

While responding for a report of a structure fire at the Hotel Duncan, Engine Company 2 was hit by an automobile at the intersection of Elm and Temple Streets on the morning of February 14, 1959. The vehicle hit the right rear side of Engine Company 2, causing the apparatus to overturn, throwing the three firefighters on the rear step to the pavement. Driver Charles Mauro was thrown from the apparatus and died of crushing injuries. Firefighter William T. Carey, suffered multiple injuries and was transported to St. Raphael’s Hospital by ambulance, where he died five hours later.

Firefighters Who Died as a Result of 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.