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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Photo: Colorado Public Library
On July 14, 1920, a wall collapsed during a fire at East Turner Hall at 20th and Arapahoe streets in Denver. The blaze damaged the Scott Automobile Body Company, seven residences and a printing shop, according to Fire and Water Engineering magazine.


On March 6, 1949, an arson fire damaged Cranford Hall at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The building housed the school's theater department.