07/07/10 2581 W - + 4 - 6 Firefighting History Timeline, 1608-1909


Four years ago, Yours Truly posted the following n the Firehouse forums. Last month the thread came alive, after laying or perhaps lying dormant for many months. Below is the original posting, and with reader replied information merged into same.

Firefighters Forum
February 13, 2006

I recently went looking for a detailed timeline on the early history of firefighting in the United States. I couldn't find one with enough detail, so I skimmed a bunch of books and a bunch of web sites and created the following. Please add, edit, correct, or debate anything. It's America-centric, alas. And is not annotated with sources.

1600


1700

1800

1825

1850

1875

1900

Sources





Fayetteville org. in 1895….Didn’t know if this was the first dept. in NC
Fire-Dogg132 - 07/07/10 - 23:08



  
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