Assistant Chief August Thierry

Photo of Assistant Chief August Thierry
Last Call: Tue, Feb 4th, 1902
Date of Incident: Tue, Feb 4th, 1902
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 21 years
Age: 42


Wife Elizabeth and children May, Frances, and Eugene.


While fighting a fire in a five story building at 312-314 Chestnut Street, the building collapsed resulting in the death of Chief Thierry. The building housed the American Tent and Awning Company. The collapse also took the lives of Firefighters Charles Westenhoff, Frank McBride, Charles Krenning, Michael Kehoe, William Dundon, and Daniel Steele.


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