Remembering Our Fallen
By Asst. Chief Gregory Taft, Retired
October 12, 1904: Ladderman Frank P. Lunt of Hook & Ladder 2 became the third Denver Firefighter to die as a result of the nitric acid spill and fire at the Denver Post etching room on September 20. Lunt was one of the first on the scene, and he and McGlade (the second to die) entered the room with an extinguisher in an attempt to control the blaze. Firefighter Lunt was appointed in 1897 and was regarded as one of the most fearless and competent firefighters. Lunt left behind a wife and a 9-year-old son. Under civil service pension, his wife would receive 30 percent and his son six percent of his $85.00 monthly salary. Firefighter Lunt became the 13th Denver Firefighter to die in the line of duty.
Photos courtesy of the Denver Public Library.