memorial

Name: VALENTINE, James A.
DOD: September 2, 1907
House: Cumberland Fire Dept.
County: ALLEGANY
Age: 25
Years of Service: 7

Extension ladder of aerial truck broke during a public demonstration sending him to the pavement. Over 2,000 people had attended the demonstration of rescue work. Had climbed the ladder three times to show how rescue work would be done on different stories of a building.


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