"This report is intended to provide information regarding the civil disturbances that took place in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the nights of October 24-25 and November 13-14, 1996, and detail how the city's fire and rescue services handled the crises. Most of the response duties in St. Petersburg related to civil disturbance duties were centered on law enforcement agencies. However, the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Department (SPFR) played a significant role in the outcome of the two 1996 disturbances. The community suffered significant fire loss, but there were very few civilian injuries and only four minor firefighter injuries over the course of the respective incidents."
U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series: USFA-TR-098/October/November 1996
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