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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Photo: Bridget Westhoven
The Paterson Fire Journal received this photo of Engine 12's crew - circa 1930s or 1940s - from Bridget Westhoven. She writes: "I wish I had more background on this photo. It belonged to Edward (Eddie) Westhoven. Notation on the back indicates that these men were all members of Engine Company 12 (Paterson). Left to right: Bill McKelney, Ernie Wildermuth, Edward Westhoven and Howard Probert.''