Captain Christ Hoell

Photo of Captain Christ Hoell
Last Call: Wed, Aug 10th, 1887
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 10 years
Age: 40


His wife and five children.


While fighting a fire in the Bishop and Spears Peanut Warehouse at 510-512 North Second Street, a collapse occurred taking the life of Captain Hoell. He was a member of Truck #6. Firefighter Frank McDonald and Captain Barney McKernan also died in the collapse.

Captain Hoell was credited with introducing the Hook & Ladder (pompier) method of firefighting in St. Louis, New York and other major cities.


Saint Louis Fire Department Patch
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St. Louis, Missouri 63106
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Chief Dennis M. Jenkerson


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