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State Archives of Florida
'Patient' on fire during disaster training program at TMH in Tallahassee, Florida.
N2009-4, Box 1
The "patient", Lt. Robert McGrath, was a retired Chicago fireman at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) for the disaster training program. After instructing the nurse Alice Neeve about fire control he sent her out of the room and set fire to himself for the training exercise. Nurse Neeve can be seen approaching with a blanket to smother the fire.
The Tallahassee Fire Department provides emergency services from fires and fire hazards, as well as first response to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Its mission is to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property, protect the environment, assist in cooperative emergency medical services, mitigate the consequences of natural and unforeseen disasters, and provide non-emergency support services, through professional and effective delivery, to all who live, visit, work or invest in the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
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Tallahassee Fire Department. 'Patient' on fire during disaster training program at TMH in Tallahassee, Florida. 1964-10-16. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/54181>, accessed 29 January 2023.
Tallahassee Fire Department. 'Patient' on fire during disaster training program at TMH in Tallahassee, Florida. 1964-10-16. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/54181>
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(State Archives of Florida/Tallahassee Fire Department.)