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.

Paterson Riverside Station - Photo by Dr. Thomas Dayspring

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Photo: Bill Tompkins,
General Alarm - Fulton St. lumber yard fire - Aug. 13, 2006``Firefighters faced a heavy fire condition, water problems, access problems and many exposure problems,'' according to

34-334 Market St. - Nov. 3, 2003.
"After an aggressive interior attack, companies were forced to evacuate the building and operate from the exterior as the structure became fully involved on the top floor," according to

General Alarm - 559 Main St. - Oct. 29, 2000
Winds turned a house fire into a conflagration - destroying three dwellings, damaging six others and leaving 55 people homeless, The New York Times said. The general alarm fire started at about 2:05 p.m. in a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame row house, Battalion Chief Edward McLaughlin told The Times.