Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include New York Fire Surgeon Harry Archer, Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and - legend has it - President George Washington.

Ready to roll from Springfield Fire Headquarters on North Fountain Avenue

Friday, September 11, 2009


On Sept. 4, 2009, a motorist helped a woman trapped by a house fire at 1428 Clifton Avenue, according to the Springfield News-Sun. "Jonna Buckner was in the upstairs apartment when the fire started and escaped to the porch roof," the newspaper said. "A passerby in a truck stopped, took the ladder off his truck and helped her get down." He left before she could thank him.