Fallen Hero

Charles Bailey
Little Rock Fire Department - December 21, 1980

Chief Bailey was severely injured September 28, 1963, at the Cook Auto Fire at 923 Main Street, due to a wall collapse.  He died from complications from his many injuries December 21, 1980.  1 of 2 LRFD firefighters to die because of this fire.

Saturday night, Septeember 28, 1963, a message on the PA system at War Memorial Staduim during a game was made requesting all off duty firefighter to report to 923 Main for a multi alarm fire at Cook Auto Company.  A crew including Assistant Chief Charles Bailey was attacking the fire with a hose line when the building suddenly collapsed trapping them inside.  The picture to the left is a picture of Assistant Chief Bailey being pulled away by an ambulance crew. 

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