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


Photo: Private Collection 


"Some Like It Hot" -- Street scene from Dayton, Ohio; outside the Ohio Follies Theatre in the late 1950s or early 1960s.


Post card of central fire station Youngstown, Ohio, with early motorized fleet. 

Photo: U.S. Army

Crash at Wright-Patterson military airfield, between Springfield and Dayton, on Oct. 30, 1935


Post card of oil refinery fire in 1911.