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Firefighter Jim Glass

Jim Glass

Year Appointed: June, 1916

Date of Incident: July 23, 1916

Date of Death: August 17, 1917

Unit: Engine 6

Location: Kreisle Building, Congress Ave.

Cause: Trauma

Firefighter Glass was caught under a falling wall and staircase at the Kriesle building fire on Congress Avenue at 4th Street. Firefighter Glass died of his injuries on August 17, 1917.

Firefighter Glass wore badge number 13, which was forever retired as a fire department number in his honor. Because of this action, there is no Fire Station 13 still to this day. The Kriesle building was saved and still stands today.