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

Friday, June 14, 2013

CLOSE CALL - 1958

Photo: Paterson Retired Firefighters Facebook Page

In 1958, a backdraft at two-alarm fire at 144 East Main St., Paterson, injured Deputy Chief Daniel J. Carroll, Firefighter Daniel Elkovich and Firefighter Nicholas Ricciardi.

Monday, April 1, 2013

GODWIN AVENUE - 2013


Photo: Channel 4
On Feb. 28, 2013, a three-alarm fire gutted a commercial building at 119 Godwin Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

CLIFFSIDE DYE - 1980




General alarm at Cliffside Dye at 99 Cliff St. Box 123 was transmitted at 9:35 a.m. on April 8, 1980.  Paterson was known as the "Silk City" for its textile industry. From Vince Marchese collection, via Paterson Retired Firefighters Facebook

ENGINE 9


Engine 9's deck gun in action at fire in the Riverside section of Paterson, New Jersey, in the early 1980s. Photo from Vince Marchese collection, via Paterson Retired Firefighters Facebook.