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, March 27, 2012


Images of the "Aircraft Carrier" - a 1966 Peter Pirsch Aerial 1 HC Tractor (top photo) converted into a heavy rescue, Rescue 1, with a tiller (middle and bottom photos). During the 1970s, the aerial operated as Truck 6. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Fire Chief, Springfield Fire-Rescue Division. The unit was retired in the 1990s.