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Guide to the Ronald R. Spadafora Papers
1911-2018 (bulk, 1970s-2010s)
 MS 3134

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 25, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Spadafora, Ronald R.
Title: Ronald R. Spadafora papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1911-2018 (bulk, 1970s-2010s)
Abstract: The collection includes material created or compiled by Ronald Spadafora (1954-2018) over the course of his 40 year career as a professional firefighter and officer with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), and as an author and teacher contributing to the development of the firefighting profession. Prominent in the collection are materials related to the human remains recovery projects (2001-2002, 2006-2007) conducted at Ground Zero, the site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In addition there is extensive material concerning FDNY firefighting policies, procedures, plans, training, investigations, incident management, and other such matters. FDNY's deployment of officers to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is represented, as are other specific incidents in New York and elsewhere. The collection also holds material related to Spadafora's personal life, interests, and education.
Quantity: 219 Linear feet in 204 record cartons, 4 oversize boxes, and 2 flat file folders
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3134