Prior to modern-day Zeatron dispatching, each station would have a device called a joker. The Joker would punch holes in a moving tape roll. So, one hole, pause, two holes would correspond to Box 12. X X X One hole, pause, two holes, pause six holes would be Box [...]
These pictures are labeled as "Central Fire Station 1930's or 1940's."
Stamford’s Tradition of Honoring Firefighters Who Gave Their Lives During the Performance of Their Duties… and more
Memorial Day is a long standing tradition and an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Back in the early 1900's, it was not uncommon to see anybody who gave their life in performance of their civic duties [...]
Before the Fire Department began hiring an outside contractor to test each length of hose annually, it was the responsibility of the individual Fire Companies to test, record and maintain records on each length of hose.
I'm not sure when the tradition started, but when I came on the job in March 1987, I was told that I was expected to cook a meal for the group. So... I went to town (with a little help from Mom)