9 Fires

9 Fires tells of the impact of nine campus-related fires that happened within three weeks in January and February of 2012. Through interviews with victims, families, students, fire and campus officials we learn about what happens after the headlines fade. We learn…the rest of the story.

9 Fires is being made freely available for schools and communities to use in their fire safety education and outreach efforts through the Minger Foundation because of generous donations. Unfortunately, hard copies of the documentary are not available.

Excerpt: On Campus
Excerpt: Off Campus
Excerpt: Laboratory

We appreciate the following people for taking the time to appear in this documentary.

  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse student Allison Montcrief
  • La Crosse Fire Department Captain Dan Skiles
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse Resident Assistant Betsy Collins
  • La Crosse Fire Department Division Chief Craig Snyder
  • La Crosse Fire Department Chief Gregg Cleveland
  • Hampden-Sydney student Andrew Thacker
  • University of Maryland student Alex Kozen
  • Dr. David Goldenberg, father of Josh Goldenberg
  • Boston University student Alex Epner
  • Boston University student Josh Goldenberg
  • Suffolk University student Allie Wheeler
  • Bob Fitzsimons, father of Kerry Rose Fitzsimons

The following people and organizations were instrumental in the making of this documentary.

  • Family of Eva Block
  • Family of Kerry Rose Fitzsimons
  • Family of Kevin Johnson
  • Tony Borella
  • Ed Comeau, Campus Firewatch
  • Joe Dolson, Accesible Web Design
  • Javan Garza
  • Matthew Hashiguchi
  • Jim Jorstad, UW La Crosse
  • Jeff Jubelirer, Jubelirer Strategies
  • Brad Quarberg, UW La Crosse
  • Ryan Weigel, UW La Crosse
  • Arizona State University
  • Boston Fire Department
  • Canton Fire and Rescue
  • Fairview Fire District
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Portland State University
  • Portland (Oregon) Fire Department
  • SUNY Canton
  • Tempe (Arizona) Fire Department
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Campus Fire Safety Resources

This documentary would not have been possible without the financial support and generosity of the following:

  • Alan and Wendy Wiginton Family Foundation
  • The Pen Jer Del Chapter of National Fire Sprinkler Industry
  • Road Sprinkler Fitters Local 669
  • Rodger Reiswig, SimplexGrinnell
  • USA Business Managers Assoc.
  • United Association of Journeymen of the Pipe Fitting Industry
  • Wisconsin Pipe Trades Assoc.
  • Fireline Sprinkler Corporation
  • Richard Ackerly, Dalmation
  • Gregg and Clairese Huennekens
  • John and Gail Minger
  • Dr. Melissa Minger
  • Kal Rudman
  • Sprinkler Fitters Local 709
  • Bourdeaux Family
  • Daniel Finnegan
  • Debra Perham
  • Virginia Buechele

Thank you to all who contributed time, talent and treasures.