The news of 9 firefighters from the Buenos Aires, Argentina Fire Department losing their live after a wall collapse during a fire at a data storage facility is tragic and our condolences to the families of the fallen, Chief Carlos Ferlise and all the members of the BAFD.
Worcester, MA Cold Storage 1999 6 FF killed in storage building (lost/trapped)
Charleston, SC Super Sofa Store June 18, 2007 9 FF killed in furniture store with storage (overrun by rapid fire spread)
Philadelphia, PA April, 2012 2 FF killed in wall collapse at large factory complex
Breckenridge, PA, 1991 4 FF killed in floor collapse at furniture factory (NFPA Report)
Chicago, IL 2011 2 FF killed in wall collapse at vacant building
NY City, NY June, 2001 3 FF killed in explosion and wall collapse in hardware store
Houston, TX July, 2013 4 FF killed in wall/roof collapse in hotel/restaurant.
NY City, August 1978 6 FF killed in roof collapse of supermarket
NY City Oct 17, 1966 12 FF killed in floor collapse of mixed use building
Boston, MA November 15, 1942 6 FF killed in restaurant building collapse
Boston, MA June 17, 1972 9 FF Killed in floor/wall collapse of hotel under renovation
This reinforces that fire treats all responders equally, and our international brothers and sisters face the same risks as we do in the USA.