Earl B. Platt

Firefighter Earl B. Platt was killed on August 15, 1948, in a fire that broke out in several buildings set to be demolished on Lake Street in Reno, Nevada. He was believed to have accompanied Sparks Fire Chief Frank Hobson into one the burning buildings. Fire Chief Frank Hobson also lost his life to this fire and there were at least 100 injured. Fireman Platt had only been with the Reno Fire Department 19 months when he was killed.