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

1950s

King Building -1956

Springfield, Ohio

  • Davidson Storage Garage fire (311 W. Main) - Nov. 7, 1950
  • Robbins & Meyers Plant explosion (Sherman Ave) - Feb. 10, 1951
  • Bundy Inc Co Fire (301 Greenmont) - Dec. 8, 1951
  • Evelyns Laundry fire (R-222 E. Main) - June 24, 1952
  • Koehler Hardware Co fire (1731 E. Main) - June 26, 1952
  • Old Zimmerman Bldg. fire (Limestone & Main) - March 10, 1953
  • Gasoline fire in sewers, Limestone and Main streets - March 24, 1953
  • Moose Club fire (32 W. Washington) - Nov. 8, 1953
  • Western School fire (Main & Yellow Springs St) - Jan. 4, 1954
  • Ripley Auto Center fire (100 W. North) - Jan. 19, 1954
  • Hynes Dress Shop fire (11 E. High) - Nov. 13, 1954 
  • House fire (5701 Lower Valley Pike, Clark County); 6 dead - Dec. 19, 1955; kerosene heater probable cause. [Springfield Daily News]
  • Western Tool Mfg fire (1620 E. Pleasant) - Feb. 19, 1956
  • King Bldg fire (21 S. Fountain) - Sept. 15, 1956
  • Borden Co fire (125 N. Fountain) - Feb. 20, 1958
  • Potts Auto Body. Arson. - 1959