September 16, 1995 Box No. 8623 sounded for a warehouse fire, a 19th century iron foundry which was being used as artists studios. Firefighter Eric D. Schaefer, along with fellow members of Rescue 1, were attempting to open an overhead door, when the roof caved in, pushing a 2 story granite wall onto the firefighters. Firefighter Schaefer was killed instantly and 17 other firefighters were injured. Firefighter Eric Dorian Schaefer was 25 years old and had served in the BCFD for 19 months. Firefighter Schaefer also served in the Army National Guard and had just recently wed his high school sweetheart.