Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Commemoration

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Each year the members of Ladder Company 20 participate in the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Waist Company fire in which 146 garment workers perished. On August 23, 1990, ILGWU President Jay Mazur presented New York Fire Commissioner Carlos Rivera and Ladder Company 20 with a plaque and framed photo showing the Ladder Company fighting the fire.

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