The Firefighters Podcast

#309 Debrief: The Smithfield Market Fire January 23rd 1958

June 26, 2024 Pete Wakefield Season 4 Episode 309
#309 Debrief: The Smithfield Market Fire January 23rd 1958
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The Firefighters Podcast
#309 Debrief: The Smithfield Market Fire January 23rd 1958
Jun 26, 2024 Season 4 Episode 309
Pete Wakefield

In the early hours of Thursday 23rd January 1958, local firefighters arrived at the Smithfield Meat Market. By the time the blaze was finally contained, days later, two members of the London Fire Brigade were dead and a further twenty-six firefighters were hospitalised.

This incident, which was instrumental in modernising firefighters' breathing apparatus and breathing apparatus procedures, proved how great things can be achieved if society learns from tragedies.

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In the early hours of Thursday 23rd January 1958, local firefighters arrived at the Smithfield Meat Market. By the time the blaze was finally contained, days later, two members of the London Fire Brigade were dead and a further twenty-six firefighters were hospitalised.

This incident, which was instrumental in modernising firefighters' breathing apparatus and breathing apparatus procedures, proved how great things can be achieved if society learns from tragedies.

 We only feature the latest 200 episodes of the podcast on public platforms so to access our podcast LIBRARY, every Debrief & document CLICK HERE

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A big thanks to our partners for supporting this episode.
GORE-TEX Professional Clothing
MSA The Safety Company
PATROL STORE UK
HAIX Footwear
ROAM all Natural Meat Snacks
GRENADE
RIP INTO Podcast Apparel
Lyfe Linez -  Get Functional Hydration FUEL for FIREFIGHTERS, Clean no sugar  for daily hydration. 80% of people live dehydrated and  for firefighters this cost

Please support the podcast and its future by clicking HERE and joining our Patreon Crew