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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

1930s


Springfield, Ohio

  • Avalon Park Dance Pavilion fire (Auburn Ave) - Dec. 9, 1930. Roof collapsed by the time the first engine arrived. Caretaker was heating mixture of water and coal oil, used as cleaning agent. [Springfield Daily News]    
  • Phito (cq) fire (Tibbetts & Pleasant) - April 24, 1931
  • Peter Boggan Co fire (34 E. Main St) - Jan. 10, 1932
  • Firefighter Roy Kelley died in line of duty - March 27, 1932. Illness. [Newspaper]
  • Cheney Mfg Co fire - Jan. 17, 1934
  • William Baley Co fire (Warder St) - June 1935
  • Traction collision, 7 dead - Aug. 10, 1935
  • Blizzard - Dec. 25, 1935
  • Blizzard - Jan. 22, 1936
  • Interurban crash on C&L.E. near city - April 28, 1936
  • Firefighter Augustus Brown died in line of duty - May 11, 1936. Illness. [Springfield Daily News.]
  • Twister destroys steeples of Broadus Church - February 1937
  • Earthquake. 9:47 a.m. 30 seconds. - March 7, 1937
  • Tuttle Brothers Hardware fire (Monroe St) - Nov. 17, 1937
  • Springfield Hardware fire - June 1, 1938
  • Hoenings Store fire, Robbins Bldg.- April 10, 1939
  • Clark County Lumber Co. fire (W. Main St) - May 20, 1939
  • Elks Club fire - Aug. 13, 1939
  • Trappers Corner fire (Main & Fountain) - Nov. 6, 1939