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, November 15, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION

Photo: Grand Junction Fire Dept. Facebook

Grand Junction firemen at the ready, circa 1915

The Grand Junction Fire Department was organized in 1883 with a corps of volunteers, according to the Museums of Western Colorado. In 1889, the Cameron Hose Cart Company established its quarters at City Hall at 5th and Colorado. The first paid firemen were hired in 1902.

COAL CHUTE



Photo: Colorado Springs Fire Dept. 

Members of the Colorado Springs Fire Department dubbed their unique, side-paneled pumper "Coal Chute" for its ladder mount over the hose bed.