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

Sunday, October 30, 2011


BLACK MONDAY: Springfield New-Sun coverage of Aug. 27, 1984 fire at old Kelsey-Hayes warehouse on West Columbia Street. All off-duty firefighters were called in. Clark County township fire departments sent mutual aid.

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