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.

Friday, October 24, 2014


On Aug. 27, 2014, a four-alarm fire destroyed the Central Baptist Church at 6 East 20th St.  in Paterson. Flames erupted during a bible study class. Adjacent structures were damaged. A firefighter was injured. The church was made of wood.