07/07/10 2581 W - + 9 - 8 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.









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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