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A personnel rehab area is established in the shade on 5th Street side of the library at the east end of the building. Carter, died in the line of duty while supervising a firefighting librsry at a recordmaking facility in Hollywood. The fire is now concentrated in the northwest stack see figure 7.

E-6 spotted their apparatus to the hydrant at 5th Street and Grand Avenue and pumped to E-4 see figure 2. Chief Anthony resumed the duties of Incident Commander and directs the coordinated activities through Chief Schnitker, who replaced him as Operations.

It includes a memorial wall with the names of every known Los Angeles firefighter who has died while on active duty.

Wikipedia articles needing clarification from July All Wikipedia articles needing clarification All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Deceased Fireman Sam Haskins was finally given an honorable burial when a headstone is librqry over his remains in Evergreen Cemetery.

TF-9 responded to the Hope Street side south side.

Chief Dameron is assigned 2nd floor staging. His was the generation of black “firsts”, many of whom are remembered for the integration fights that led the full appearance of the Civil Rights Movement in America.


For years, Haskins was buried in an unmarked grave and it was not known that he was the first Black Fireman in Los Angeles until the Los Angeles Times uncovered the story. Memoir of a Firefighter – By Wayne Mutza. Board of Education Bolling v. Chief Anthony directed that staff be notified of the major emergency in progress. Salvage operations were started on the 1st and 2nd floors and in the northeast stack area beneath the fire area on the 1st through 5th tiers.

By the following September old 30 and 14 were integrated, all black firefighters formerly assigned at the segregated houses were transferred into 17 of the city’s 91 fire stations. TF is in charge of base.

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Fire attack teams are directed up the stairs in the northwest stack, to attack the fire from below. They were unable to reach the building with their aerial from Hope Street.

Rolland said of the museum: E took the hydrant on 5th Street directly in front of the library, hooked into two librwry, one on either side of the main entrance on 5th Street, and pumped into the standpipes libraey figure 2 for placement of apparatus. The Fire Marshal, Chief Drummond arrives on the scene.

In addition, 6 mutual aid companies from Los Angeles County were used to fill vacant stations until Fire Prevention personnel staff six reserve apparatus to relieve them. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.


Station 30, along with station 14, integrated in and was later closed in At hours, E, using a land line, requested help on the 3rd floor and on the second floor below them. At hours, Chief Anthony on Scene and in Charge. There is still a great deal of difficulty in advancing hand lines due to the extreme heat that has been built up inside of the building. A review of minority members, in middle and upper level management positions, is clear evidence of the ongoing problem of discrimination faced by our members.


As their numbers in the ranks grew, slowly at first but; with the return of many blacks after serving in the military overseas they stood firm that there was a place for them at the table of Civil Service. The library telephone operator telephoned the alarm to the Fire Department. As recently as lawsuits filed by fraternal organizations and joined by the Justice Department forced the City of New York to settle with the Vulcan Society of the FDNY in making minority appointments from the lists established by the Dept of Personnel inandleading to the most diversified classes in the history of that city’s fire dept.

Division I, Chief Rojo arrived on the scene and was assigned as Operations.


There are now 29 fire companies, 1 air ambulance, 10 command and staff officers, and 5 rescue ambulances assigned to the incident. African American Firefighter Museum. Progress is still slow due to the heat build up, but it is felt that we are making good progress.

The foremost question is libary was it his opposition to integration that caused the crisis year of chaos?