These Alarms are defined as "Major"
by the Department, the media or the citizens of Hartford who lived and
experienced the incident. In many instances the Alarm caused change to be
effected in Fire Safety codes and ordinances or Fire Suppression technologies
and practices. All too often the alarm caused loss of life.
This fire developed into a
multiple alarm event. Due to the size of the emergency, mutual aid was
requested, and received, from Fire Departments as far away as New
Britain, Ct. Departments that provided mutual to the
Hartford Fire Department included elements of: Glastonbury, Newington,
Farmington, New Britain, East Hartford, West Hartford, Windsor,
Manchester, Bloomfield and the Blue Hills fire services.