Michael Hazell

Survivors of Boston's Cocoanut Grove fire tell NFPA Journal their stories

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Nov 26, 2013


On the 70th anniversary (in 2012) of the Cocoanut Grove fire, three survivors told their stories to NFPA Journal®. Ann Gallagher was a 16-year-old girl from NH who was in Boston with her family. Marshall Cole, another 16-year-old, was employed at the popular nightclub as a dancer.  He has vivid memories of escaping the fire. Dr. Saul Davis, interviewed in 2007, also gives a harrowing account of the fire that claimed the lives of so many.


Read more about the Coconut Grove fire and see a special website established to capture the history of this fire.</p>