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, October 28, 2011

'BACK IN THE DAY'

Vintage Springfield News-Sun photos, from top to bottom: Black's Opera House fire, downtown 1903; "Covered Wagon" pumper, 1937; Ahearn-Fox pumper; old Station No. 5, West Main Street; East Street Shops fire, 1902; fire horses; Springfield Fire Chief Samuel Hunter and firemen.

[Submitted by Lt. Dave Aills of Rescue Company 1]