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

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CASKET ARSON

"Matthew Byrd, a young boy of Springfield, Ohio, was taken before the Probate Judge of Clarke county, Ohio, and reprimanded for setting fire to the building owned by the Springfield Casket Company. It was the intention of the judge to have him taken to the Boys' Industrial School, but, owing to his tender years, the sentence was suspended during his good behavior" - Ohio State Fire Marshal's Annual Report for 1906