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

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

EMERGENCY SQUAD

Photo: youngstownfire.com

In 1953, the Springfield Fire Division replaced its original emergency squad - a 1949 panel truck - with an International Harvester Metro that permitted more headroom for the firemen and their patients as well as space for additional equipment. International Harvester operated a large assembly plant in Springfield at the time.