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Heroic Tale of ‘The Angel of Boland Hall’

Written by  ED DEVLIN, CBCP June 22, 2009

In a few short months, on Jan. 19, 2010, the terrible fire at Seton Hall University will be a 10-year-old statistic. This dormitory fire killed three students and injured more than 50 other students. While business continuity professionals are tempted to talk about the negatives associated with a fire – the cause, the damage, the injuries, how could it have been prevented, etc. – this fire had a very uplifting story to it as well. I would like to share this uplifting story to remind us all that we have some people in our country of whom we can be very proud. Dana Christmas is one of them. Christmas is one of the Seton Hall students who made a huge sacrifice to protect the dorm students in danger during of the fire. She was a 21-year-old resident assistant at Boland Hall, a large dormitory that housed 600 freshmen. She put her life

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