Luckie Street Fire
Davis Brothers Restaurant
Atlanta, GA
The Tragedy on Luckie Street book includes firsthand accounts from nine firemen with various vantage points: interior, exterior, first floor, and basement. Of course, this historic firefight was carried out by an army of men who are recognized below.

Abbreviations
     Killed in Action: KIA
     Line of Duty Death: LODD  


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Fire Personnel Confirmed
on the Scene
During the Explosion

Name   Company
(Fire Station)
 Position that Night  
 1  Allison, Ralph W. 1 Ladder/Driver  
 2  Anderson, Hugh M. 4 Ladder Deceased
 3  Ashworth, Ronald C. 1 Engine  
 4  Baty, John 4 Ladder  
 5  Beck, Howard Haley 11 Firefighter KIA  5-29-71
 6  Bowman, Danny Dean 10 Chief's Aide, 5th Battalion  
 7  Brennan, G. B.  15 Firefighter  
 8  Brumbelow, Robert 4 Ladder  
 9  Camp, Garey E. 4 Hoseman, Engine 4
 
 10  Campbell, S. B. Headquarters Deputy Chief, 1st Battalion 
Deceased
 11  Chamberlin, David M. 11 Acting Lt, Engine 11
 
 12  Chastain, Q. J. 4 Fire Apparatus Operator
 
 13  Christen, Henry T. 4 Firefighter  
 14  Cooper, Frank N. 1 Firefighter, Rescue 1  
 15  Crabtree, William M. 4 Ladder  
 16  Crider, Verlon James 15 Firefighter KIA 5-29-71
 17  Cumming, Larry E. 11 Firefighter
 
 18  Dixon, J. 15 Firefighter
 
 19  Duncan, Jimmy F. 7 Engine 7  
 20  Edens, Max K. 3 Captain Deceased 9-10-12
 21  Fernander, Charles Douglas 11 Firefighter KIA 5-29-71
 22  Fricks, G. R. 11 Firefighter
 
 23  Glaze, A. 6 Acting Officer  
 24  Gossett, D. N. 3 Engine  
 25  Grady, Lewis Bartow 15 Captain KIA 5-29-71
 26  Graves, Michael L. 1 Engine  
 27  Guyton, Charles R. 7 Salvage Unit 1  
 28  Haygood, R. E. 1 Engine  
 29  Hearn, Lake 5 Captain  
 30  Heath, Edward L. 5 Ladder  
 31  Holland, Curtis C. 5 Ladder Driver  
 32  Hudson, James Wyatt (Rock) 5 Captain  
 33  Ingram, Jerry R. 11 Ladder 11  
 34  Kitchens, Ted L. 11 Firefighter
 
 35  Leavell, Ray Steve 7 Firefighter  
 36  Maner, Gilbert A. 5 Firefighter
 
 37  McCarthy, John G. 11 Fire Apparatus Operator
 
 38  McGill, M. F. 10
5th Battalion Chief Deceased 2011
 39  McWaters, D. W. 1 Lieutenant, Rescue Deceased
 40  Mergens, R. L. 7 FAO, Engine 7  
 41  Noel, C. A. 1 Fire Chief's Aide  
 42  Perry, Walter K. 3 Firefighter
 
 43  Phillips, Howard O. 7 Lieutenant/Engine 7  
 44  Prince, J. A. 5 Firefighter
KIA 2-27-86
 45  Ragsdale, Charles Thomas 1 Captain/Ladder LODD 12-20-78
 46  Roberts, Joseph Donald 6 (fill in from 12) Firefighter
 
 47  Scales, Henry C. 5 Engine  
 48  Smith, A. L. 6 Extra Driver  
 49  Stewart, Ronnie C. 4 Firefighter/Engine
 50  Villano, George Nicholas 4 Lt, Aide to Deputy Chief 901 Deceased
 51  Vincent, W. F. 6 Firefighter
 
 52  Warren, Curtis 4 Lieutenant  
 53  Warren, Edwin O. 1 Firefighter/Ladder  
 54  Whitehead, J. W. 1 Tillerman  
 55 Williams, Marshall 4 Fireman/Snorkel  
 56 Williams, P. O. Headquarters Fire Chief Deceased
 57  Wood, Verlin
4
Snorkel Driver
 
 58  Zachery, Olen E. 11 Lieutenant  Deceased

Fire Personnel Confirmed
Called In/Arrived
After the Explosion

 1   Akin, Randall D.  7  Driver/Ladder 7  
 2  Borders, B. W.  7  Fireman/Ladder 7  
 3  Gibson, James I. (Hoot) Headquarters  1st Deputy Chief Deceased
 4  Hall, Charlie B.
 7  Firefighter  
 5  Lemke, Claude E.
4  Deputy Chief, 1st Battalion
 
 6  McDaniel, W.L. 7  Captain/Ladder 7
 
        


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