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Firefighters Memorial - Noordwijk - the Netherland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member eilers1
N 52° 14.543 E 004° 26.861
31U E 598843 N 5788984
Quick Description: Monument in memory of the three firefighters who died during the big fire on 25-01-1990 in Hotel Huis ter Duin.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 9/25/2019 10:42:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM11C7H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
On January 25, 1990, a violent storm raged in Noordwijk, which later even turned into a hurricane. The fire brigade is cleaning up storm damage.

Then there is a fire alarm from Hotel Huis ter Duin. There is a fire in the kitchen on the first floor. In the first instance it seems that this can be brought under control. But soon it becomes a fierce, uncontrollable fire.

The first team that went inside can escape death, the second team is locked in by the flames and three firefighters never return to the fire station.

The monument is made of twisted steel beams from the hotel.
It stands in front of the fire station. Every year a memorial takes place at the monument for Nico Steenvoorden, Jan de Ridder and Gerrit Heeringa

The text on the sign says:
In memory of the three Noordwijk firefighters who died in a major fire during a severe storm on January 25, 1990.

(The referenced website contains the total investigation report that was prepared as a result of this dramatic event. The site refers to a pdf file with the total research. Text is in Dutch language).
Memorial Website: [Web Link]

Physical address:
Duinwetering 102
Noordwijk, the Netherlands
2203 HM

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