Assigned to Engine Co. No. 15. Responded to 9 alarm fire where rear roof and wall collapsed trapping 12 firemen. Rescuers moved brick by brick to reach trapped men. Six priests stood by, interns and nurses from Johns Hopkins Hospital were on scene to administer aid to the injured. Six were killed and 20 injured. City was so moved that donations were collected by the public and children donated their allowances to help the widows and families of the fallen heroes.