Firefighter Training Podcast – The Collapse of the Hotel Vendome – An interview with Captain Rick Connelly BFD (Retired)

This episode we take a look at the Fire and collapse of the Hotel Vendome in Boston, Massachusetts on June 17, 1972. This tragic fire in firefighting history has many lessons that can still be valid today.

The fire took the lives of 9 firefighters:

Fire Fighter Thomas W. Beckwith
Fire Fighter Joseph F. Boucher
Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll
Fire Fighter Charles E. Dolan
Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, Jr.
Fire Fighter John E. Jameson
Fire Fighter Richard B. Magee
Fire Fighter Paul J. Murphy
Fire Fighter Joseph P. Saniuk
Captain Connelly is also the author of the book Returning to Quarters, a history of all of the boston firehouses and companies in the city. The book is available for sale and Rick has agreed to waive the shipping for our listeners, and sell the book at $22.00.

If you would like a copy send regular mail with a check to:

RTQ

PO Box 216

Stow, Ma 01775

PS: Please indicate if you would like the book signed.

To contact Rick Directly you can reach him at stowfirec2@live.com

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE.

Pete Lamb
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