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Firefighting History & Traditions

Here we will talk about various topics relating directly to the history of firefighting, our equipment and various other items.

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I hope everyone will enjoy this group and add as you will. All that I ask is that the topics stay around History and Traditions of the Fire Service and that proper credit be given if known. Many of the orignal sources for many of these articles is unknown and credit goes to those who wrote them or researched them. Enjoy !!!!!

Firefighter Forum, Rescue & EMS Discussion

Another Heart breaking THEFT situation

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim. Last reply by Mark Gundert Feb 16. 1 Reply

Apparatus Traditions: The "Chicago Package"

Started by Band of Brothers pipes and drums. Last reply by Karl Klotz Dec 4, 2013. 1 Reply

History of the SCBA

Started by Merritt Long. Last reply by SMOKEnPipesJim Oct 17, 2013. 11 Replies

The History of Chaplaincy in the Fire Service

Started by Richard S. Phelps May 31, 2013. 0 Replies

1st Paid Department in The area now known as United States?

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim. Last reply by Mark L Gundert Jan 7, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on February 16, 2014 at 1:15pm

Brooklyn  NY  1977 a 12 block area in Williamsburg became a confligation  Blleeker near  Knickabocker  in the heat of the  summer with 3/4  of all the hydrants  opened  illegally  water was a huge  issue,.... the rest (and unrest) is history

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Comment by Mark Jamieson on December 11, 2013 at 7:14pm
Just checking in ,been restoring fire trucks since I was a kid. 1939 Seagrave.
Comment by Titus D Carter on October 19, 2013 at 5:28am

Awsome, brings back memories. I tillered in Atlana Ga, in the early 80's

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on October 19, 2013 at 1:47am
Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on October 19, 2013 at 1:42am

Driver Training  LAFD  style 

Part 1  http://youtu.be/c89lmd1-gTA

Part 2  http://youtu.be/zoeSKaULJu0

Part 2 of 2

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on October 17, 2013 at 2:35am

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on February 22, 2013 at 8:56am

Comment by Jim Vieira on February 15, 2013 at 8:58am

Jared, any fire equipment store should have them. If your in the New England area, theres a company called Shipman's in Ct. If they dont stock them, they could get them for you in about 2 wks.

Comment by Jared micheal freeman on February 9, 2013 at 11:27pm

where can i get a pair of 3/4 boots 

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on January 29, 2013 at 10:34pm

Here's a short story  in a recent news paper article  about  the  guys  working on My old  Departments Museum...  former  Engine  10's  house  which was  Built In 1913...  pretty cool...

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Century-old-firehouse-regains-c...

 

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