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

1960s


1964 Mack

Springfield, Ohio

  • Miami Pattern Shop fire (1302 S. Yellow Springs) - March 9, 1960
  • Mercycrest fire (100 W. McCrieght) - Aug. 10, 1961
  • Blair Mfg. Co fire (1620 E. Pleasant) - June 19, 1962 
  • Tremont City Firefighter Willard Dale Ritenour died in line of duty - Nov. 4, 1963. Apparently electrocuted while fighting grass fire in Clark County.
  • Specter Junk Yard fire (Main and Jackson) - 1964
  • Haucke Hardware fire (333 W. Main) - Aug. 11 1964
  • Western Tool Co fire (1620 E. Pleasant) - Oct. 3, 1964
  • Springfield Laundry fire (141 N. Murry) - April 27, 1966
  • Howard Sobers Trucking Co fire (Lagonda & Belmont) - 1968
  • Landmark Mill fire (442 N. Limestone) - Sept. 17, 1968