If you would like to make a contribution, follow the link below or send a check by mail to P.O. Box #1 Chester, PA 19016. All money collected will go toward the construction and maintenance of the memorial.

Some of the brave men who served at the fire: Bob Weigand, Larry Worrilow, William Richard, Jim Nickerson, Bob Brockway, and Dan Kennedy.

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The goal of the TF1978 memorial committee is to provide and maintain a memorial that acknowledges and honors the responders and community members whose lives were lost or permanently changed from exposure to the fire which occurred on February 2, 1978 at #1 Flower Street Chester, PA.

Thank you to everyone that came out and made our night of magic a success! We had a wonderful turnout and the magicians were fantastic. A very special thank you to the Fantastic Frankie for donating his time and making this night such a huge success. For more about Frank and his team or booking information, check out his website: http://www.fantasticfrankie.net/.

Check back often for updates, we will have another event in the Spring.

Visit the Beyond the Flames series published by Susan Q. Stranahan and Larry King of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Beyond the Flames books can be purchased through a committee member or via PayPal. The cost is $10 plus $3 shipping and handling. 

The Toxic Fire of 1978 

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On Feb. 2, 1978, a spectacular fire erupted at an illegal chemical dump in Chester Pennsylvania. More than 200 emergency workers were unwittingly exposed to toxic industrial wastes. High rates of cancer and other serious illnesses have beset the group ever since.

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Proposed TF1978 Memorial Drawings