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Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
Roanoke, Virginia
Central Fire Station

When I was last in Roanoke (1999) this station still housed a ladder company in the downtown area of the city.

 

Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
Roanoke - Station 10

This station is located at the airport. Plans are to close this station and have it torn down for a development project. The airport will build a new station and begin providing ARFF services. The new Roanoke station 10 will be built off of the airport grounds.
 

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daysleeper47

Deputy Chief
In 1863, that fire house would have been occupied (staffed) by Federal troops. All of the fire protection in Alexandria was under the auspices of the U.S. Army from May 1861 through the end of the war.
 

START WATER

District Chief
I am under the idea thd us army didnot any mos or job tile for fire fighters .I was taught that any troops could located a rig and trained vol.ff'sd in the unit would test it , fixit and use it .
Many towns would place their ris into a river to hide them.
andn the same thing occure in all wars sence then
the web page www. fire trucks at war is outstanding source of info.

when i worked at ft dix , we still had e 1949 macks in 1964
plus 530b's and a 750a.m for a pix write me and i ;'ll email the pic battlelamp@aol.com start water
 

MilFireGuy

Lieutenant
I would not say that the Army firefighters of the Civil War had a MOS. A very nice look at the Union Army fire department can be found in the book, "The Romance of Firefighting" by Robert S. Holzman.
 

START WATER

District Chief
From the research i have done the union army had many volunteer fire fighters and if or when they found a rig they place it in service THERE IS A GREAT WEB SITE WWW .FIRE TRUCKS AT WAR .COM AND IT EXPLAINS A LOT OF HISTORY OF US ARMY FIRE FIGHTING AND THE RIGS THEY USED .
 

Engine33Truck

Assistant Chief
START WATER said:
From the research i have done the union army had many volunteer fire fighters and if or when they found a rig they place it in service THERE IS A GREAT WEB SITE WWW .FIRE TRUCKS AT WAR .COM AND IT EXPLAINS A LOT OF HISTORY OF US ARMY FIRE FIGHTING AND THE RIGS THEY USED .
I've heard of that site, but I haven't visited it yet. I'll pay it a visit.
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Bedford,VA.
1922-73 Fire house on W. Depot St.; 1940 photo with 1939 Chevy/Oren and 1927 Seagrave, original hose reel in middle-rear.
1973 Fire station with doors open, l-r; 2007 Seagrave, 2015 Pierce Arrow XT, 2014 Seagrave, 2007 Seagrave
1973 Fire station
Bedford Life-saving crew station
B&W photo courtesy BVFD
All others by Warren W. Jenkins
 

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