Sofa Super Store: NIOSH lists 43 points for prevention
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Ambitious schedule set
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

CDC investigating safety of firefighters' pants
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

Firefighters still seeing counselors
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008

Fire Dept. loses top rating
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008

Solicitor reviews fire probe
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008

Families reach partial settlement
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008

Firefighter memorial discussed
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008

22 recruits graduate
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

Honoring courage, bravery
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008

New union president wants to move Charleston forward
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008

Charleston's 9 to be included
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Fire chief decision in Riley's court
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Fire chief hopefuls make splash
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

Fire chief candidates start their meet-and-greet
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008

City reveals fire chief list
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008

Guesses abound on new chief
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Speculation mounts over who will be next chief
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008

City, fire union build closer ties
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008

Draytons can fight distribution
Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

Fire trials might be years away
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008

Garvin retires early on request
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fire chief's post attracts more than 100 applicants
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ATF: Cigarette likely cause
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sofa store employees hurt in their own way
Thursday, July 10, 2008

ATF report: Cause of Sofa Super Store fire still unknown
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Families of 2 more firefighters sue owner, others
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

We remember
Thursday, June 19, 2008

'The new normal'
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Capt. Villarreal can't stay away, no matter the pain
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thomas undecided on what future holds
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Services to honor 9 firemen
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cheating death
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lawyers meet this week for mediation
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A day that changed Charleston
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Reps. commit to fight bill's veto
Friday, June 13, 2008

Sanford vetoes sprinkler bill
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Riley urges council to move ahead
Friday, June 6, 2008

McMaster confirms Riley's position
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gallant to remain firefighter advocate
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gallant quits safety panel
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fire transfers revealed
Saturday, May 31, 2008

6th suit filed against sofa store
Friday, May 30, 2008

State law on Riley's side, council told
Friday, May 30, 2008

'Brotherhood' rides for lost firefighters
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Service will honor men lost June 18
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fire Dept. changes stoke tensions
Thursday, May 29, 2008

June 18 ceremony will honor firefighters killed in sofa store blaze
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Council wants bigger role in chief choice
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

$7.4 million - Sofa Super Store aftermath: The taxpayers bill
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Interim fire chief appointed by Riley
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ronald 'Ronnie' Classen named interim Charleston fire chief
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Riley blames store owner
Saturday, May 17, 2008

City Council members say they've been left out of loop on fire developments
Saturday, May 17, 2008

What they said
Friday, May 16, 2008

What's next
Friday, May 16, 2008

After 11 months, origin of blaze still not known
Friday, May 16, 2008

Report: Fire Department's culture, store's code violations created time bomb
Friday, May 16, 2008

Report: Store violated codes
Friday, May 16, 2008

Local fire community reacts
Friday, May 16, 2008

Sofa store worker saved from fire defends rescuers
Friday, May 16, 2008

Chief's departure inevitable, legacy unfortunate
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Rusty steps down
Thursday, May 15, 2008

With time running out, sprinkler bills in trouble
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2 more firefighter families file suits
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

City fire report: 'It is not going to be pleasant'
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fire report draws strong reactions
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fire report draft released
Friday, May 9, 2008

Riley reverses on fire report
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Union to fight for report's release
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sofa store fire report on hold
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Firefighters, industry experts gather at Gaillard
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fire report expected in 2 weeks
Friday, April 25, 2008

National report: State's work safety fines weak
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Firefighters' wives form club in wake of sofa store blaze
Monday, April 21, 2008

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Audio Clips
911 Audio Clips of firefighters on the scene.

Procession and Memorial Service
Scenes from the firefighter procession and memorial service

First memorial service
The first of several memorial services for the fire fighters takes place.


FireThe start of the fire
Video captured by local John Pundt on his cell phone

Rusty Thomas talks about the brave nine
The morning after the blaze, and Fire Chief Rusty Thomas talks to the press

Fire at the Sofa Super Store
Local videographer Howard Armstrong captured the dramatic moments as the fire took hold
Rebuilding the Charleston Fire Departmen
Eight months after the Sofa Super Store fire, the Charleston Fire Department is undergoing an unprecedented and ambitious overhaul