Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include New York Fire Surgeon Harry Archer, Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and - legend has it - President George Washington.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

JAN. 28, 1922

Under the weight of snow from a blizzard, the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., collapsed on Jan. 28, 1922 - killing 98 people. More than 100 others were injured at the building at 18th Street and Columbia Road in the Adams Morgan section of the nation's  capital. READ MORE