FDNY CAPT JOHN DRENNAN L 5 LODD 5/7/1994 (3 FDNY FF LODD'S - FIRE 3/28/1994)

mack

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FDNY Fire Service Line of Duty Deaths



May 7, 1994 - LODD
Captain John Drennan, 49
Ladder 5
FDNY. Manhattan, New York


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On March 28, three firefighters trapped in the stairwell of a brownstone were burned when they were enveloped in fire while attempting to force their way through a heavy steel door to a second floor apartment. Captain John Drennan, Firefighter James Young, and Firefighter Christopher Seidenburg of the New York City Fire Department were conducting a search when the hot air and toxic gases that collected in the stairwell erupted into flames as other fire crews forced entry into the first floor apartment where the fire had originated. The fire exhibited characteristics of both a backdraft and a flashover. Firefighter Young, in the bottom position on the stairs, was burned and died at the scene. Firefighter Seidenburg and Captain Drennan were rescued by other firefighters. They were transported to a burn unit with third and fourth degree burns over 50 percent of their bodies. Seidenburg died the next day. Drennan passed away several weeks later. The fire cause was determined to be a plastic bag left by the residents on top of the stove of the floor apartment.


RIP. Never forget.
 

entropychaser

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Wasn't there a portrait of Captain Drennan above the bar at Chumley's on Bedford Street?
 
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