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, May 2, 2014


Riot street scene

Capt. Moran

During the  Newark riots of 1967, Captain Michael F. Moran of the Newark Fire Department was shot and killed by sniper as he climbed an aerial ladder. He was the father of six children. Moran and his crew from Truck Co. 11 were investigating an alarm 
on Central Avenue near Presbyterian Hospital on July 15 when shots rang out from the roof of a bank. The six days of rioting in Newark left 26 dead and hundreds injured.