Joseph Priore

Joseph Priore

Lieutenant Joseph Priore, FDNY Engine 18, and eleven fellow firefighters died in a collapse during a fire on East 23rd Street on October 17, 1966.

John J. Finley

John J. Finley

Lieutenant John J. Finley, FDNY Ladder 7, and eleven fellow firefighters died in a collapse during a fire on East 23rd Street on October 17, 1966.

William McCormick

Firefighter William McCormick of the Benton Harbor Fire Department, died on September 10, 1896, from injuries sustained during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan on September 6, 1896. 11 other firefighters died in the collapse. Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.

Frank Woodley

Firefighter Frank Woodley of the Benton Harbor Fire Department, died on September 6, 1896, along with 11 other firefighters, during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.

Silas Watson

Firefighter Silas Watson of the St. Joseph Fire Department, died on September 6, 1896, along with 11 other firefighters, during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.

Frank Seaver

Firefighter Frank Seaver of the St. Joseph Fire Department, died on September 6, 1896, along with 11 other firefighters, during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.

Robert Rolfe

Firefighter Robert Rolfe of the St. Joseph Fire Department, died on September 6, 1896, along with 11 other firefighters, during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.

Scott Rice

Firefighter Scott Rice of the Benton Harbor Fire Department, died on September 6, 1896, along with 11 other firefighters, during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.

Will Mitten

Firefighter Will Mitten of the Benton Harbor Fire Department, died on September 6, 1896, along with 11 other firefighters, during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.

Thomas Kidd

Firefighter Thomas Kidd of the Benton Harbor Fire Department, died on September 6, 1896, along with 11 other firefighters, during a wall collapse at the Yore’s Opera House in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Both the St. Joseph Fire Department and the Benton Harbor Fire Department lost firefighters that day.  On September 8th, 1896 a huge memorial ceremony was performed at the old Central School yard.  A Bronze Sculpture of a Fireman carrying a small child was dedicated in St. Joseph Michigan on May 31, 1898. The statue remains today and is a symbol of the fire departments and all who risk their lives, whether it be as a paid employee or a volunteer fire department member. Another memorial for the Benton Harbor fireman stands in Crystal Springs Cemetery, in the “fireman’s circle”. The cause of this fire was never determined.