Eric Gore

Eric Gore

Eric Gore was born in Philadelphia and was the youngest of three siblings. Eric was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system and graduated in 1990.

Eric initially joined the Philadelphia Police Department but decided to follow in his father and brother’s footsteps and joined the Philadelphia Fire Department. He served with the fire department for 25 years.

Eric was a published author and excellent craftsman. He was a quiet, gentle, caring, and very private person with a huge heart. Eric enjoyed working on houses and watching movies with his family.

Eric had been blessed with a daughter, Logan; his wife, Zenaida; and a son, Bryan.

Eric is missed by his family and co-workers.

Aloysius Welsh

Aloysius Welsh

Firefighter Aloysius Welsh of the Philadelphia Fire Department, was killed on May 16, 1976, while fighting a basement fire at Barson’s Deli at Bustleton and Castor Avenues in which the floor collapsed. Firefighter Bernard McSloy, Firefighter David Stewart and Firefighter Richard Iannacone were also killed.

David Stewart

David Stewart

Firefighter David Stewart of the Philadelphia Fire Department, was killed on May 16, 1976, while fighting a basement fire at Barson’s Deli at Bustleton and Castor Avenues in which the floor collapsed. Firefighter Bernard McSloy, Firefighter Richard Iannacone and Firefighter Aloysius Welsh were also killed.

Bernard McSloy

Bernard McSloy

Firefighter Bernard McSloy of the Philadelphia Fire Department, was killed on May 16, 1976, while fighting a basement fire at Barson’s Deli at Bustleton and Castor Avenues, in which the floor collapsed. Firefighter Richard Iannacone, Firefighter David Stewart and Firefighter Aloysius Welsh were also killed.

Richard Iannacone

Richard Iannacone

Firefighter Richard Iannacone of the Philadelphia Fire Department, was killed on May 16, 1976, while fighting a basement fire at Barson’s Deli at Bustleton and Castor Avenues in which the floor collapsed. Firefighter Bernard McSloy, Firefighter David Stewart and Firefighter Aloysius Welsh were also killed.

Carroll Brenek

Carroll Brenek

Firefighter Carroll Brenek, along with seven other Philadelphia fire fighters were killed in a fire and explosion at the Gulf Oil Refinery. The fire began when an 80,000-barrel tank ignited while being filled with oil from a tanker. The ship was not damaged, and the fire was brought under control; however, the facility’s sewage system failed to drain off oil that was spilled from the fire. Fumes backed up and it flashed followed by a first and second explosion. Within minutes the fire jumped to 11 alarms, calling in 600 fire fighters. In the refinery at the time of the fire were crude oils, jet fuel and naptha.

James Pouliot

James Pouliot

Fire Lieutenant James Pouliot, along with seven other Philadelphia fire fighters were killed in a fire and explosion at the Gulf Oil Refinery. The fire began when an 80,000-barrel tank ignited while being filled with oil from a tanker. The ship was not damaged, and the fire was brought under control; however, the facility’s sewage system failed to drain off oil that was spilled from the fire. Fumes backed up and it flashed followed by a first and second explosion. Within minutes the fire jumped to 11 alarms, calling in 600 fire fighters. In the refinery at the time of the fire were crude oils, jet fuel and naptha.

Joseph Wiley

Joseph R. Wiley

Firefighter Joseph Wiley, along with seven other Philadelphia fire fighters were killed in a fire and explosion at the Gulf Oil Refinery. The fire began when an 80,000-barrel tank ignited while being filled with oil from a tanker. The ship was not damaged, and the fire was brought under control; however, the facility’s sewage system failed to drain off oil that was spilled from the fire. Fumes backed up and it flashed followed by a first and second explosion. Within minutes the fire jumped to 11 alarms, calling in 600 fire fighters. In the refinery at the time of the fire were crude oils, jet fuel and naptha.

Roger Parker

Roger T. Parker Jr.

Firefighter Roger Parker, along with seven other Philadelphia fire fighters were killed in a fire and explosion at the Gulf Oil Refinery. The fire began when an 80,000-barrel tank ignited while being filled with oil from a tanker. The ship was not damaged, and the fire was brought under control; however, the facility’s sewage system failed to drain off oil that was spilled from the fire. Fumes backed up and it flashed followed by a first and second explosion. Within minutes the fire jumped to 11 alarms, calling in 600 fire fighters. In the refinery at the time of the fire were crude oils, jet fuel and naptha.

Hugh McIntyre

Hugh J. McIntyre

Firefighter Hugh McIntyre, along with seven other Philadelphia fire fighters were killed in a fire and explosion at the Gulf Oil Refinery. The fire began when an 80,000-barrel tank ignited while being filled with oil from a tanker. The ship was not damaged, and the fire was brought under control; however, the facility’s sewage system failed to drain off oil that was spilled from the fire. Fumes backed up and it flashed followed by a first and second explosion. Within minutes the fire jumped to 11 alarms, calling in 600 fire fighters. In the refinery at the time of the fire were crude oils, jet fuel and naptha.