Firefighting History & Traditions


Firefighting History & Traditions

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

Members: 510
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2016

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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

The wikapedia history of Gamewell telegraph alarms

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim. Last reply by SMOKEnPipesJim Jun 6, 2016. 4 Replies

Is salvage still important?

Started by Ryland Kendrick Jun 10, 2015. 0 Replies

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

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 December 5, 2014 at 7:09am
Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on August 30, 2014 at 7:18pm
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


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

Part 2

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

where can i get a pair of 3/4 boots 


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