Firefighter Dennis McGrath

Photo of Firefighter Dennis McGrath
Last Call: Fri, Jun 19th, 1891
Date of Incident: Sun, Sep 15th, 1889
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 18 years
Age: Not Known


FF McGrath was severely injured in a wall collapse at the Bamberger & Bloom fire. He died two years later as a result of his injuries. This is the collapse that took the life of five other fire fighters.

This occurred at Fire Alarm Box 48 known as the "Fatal 48".


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Louisville, Kentucky 40203
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There are 2 tributes for Firefighter Dennis McGrath.

Firefighter Dennis McGrath
Left by Major / Battalion Chief John Stich on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Rest in Peace with St. Florian G.G Uncle Dennis.