0500. Fire Department
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Boston Fire Department plans and drawings
Department vehicle accident reports
Includes reports for accidents involving Fire Department vehicles from 1963-1989. Some photographs are included for major accidents.
Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Finance records
Field incident reports
Fire Alarm cards
Includes a set of Fire Alarm cards in use from 1960-1981 and a set that was in use in the 1950s as they are marked with updates in 1955. The Fire Department began using a card system for the fire alarm boxes in 1910. New sets were issued in 1910, 1921, 1929, 1960 and 1981. Includes a card for each fire alarm box in the City with information on the order of response and coverage of fire companies to alarms on the fire box. These sets were kept in each fire house in the City.
Fire Commissioner proceedings
This collection consists of chronological bound volumes of the proceedings of the mostly daily meetings of the Board of Fire Commissioners, as well as the proceedings of what later became a single Fire Commissioner. The Board of Fire Commissioners was abolished and replaced by a single Fire Commissioner on July 1, 1895. The minutes record the actions of the Board of Fire Commissioners and the single Fire Commissioner on issues involving personnel, supplies, equipment, etc.
Fire Commissioner records
Fire Commissioner's office correspondence
Fire Department annual reports and publications
Fire Department microfilm
Fire Department photographs
Small collection of 10 photographs donated to City Archives. Includes image of horse-drawn fire apparatus, undated; Fire Engine on Cambridge Street, undated; Engine 47 Fire Boat, 1948; Fire Department Banner on Washington Street, 1956; Fire on Brattle Street, 1959; 4 photographs of damage to North Station MTA, 1959; and Gil Jones and Fire Prevention Detail, 1961.
General Orders sent out to all station houses by the Fire Commissioner concerning administrative and personnel issues.
Lists of call men
Registers recording names of firemen, engine company, date admitted and discharged. Beginning in 1837, compensation was given to firemen who served for six consecutive months with the same engine company.
Medical Examiner records
Includes logs of the Fire Department medical examiner documenting sickness and injuries of Fire Department personnel, 1894-1928 with gaps.
Payroll lists for the Fire Department from 1876-1884, 1886-1889, 1902-1907, 1916-1924, 1927-1930, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1956-1969 and 1972.
Photographs of Cocoanut Grove Fire, Boston, Mass., November 28, 1942
Record of horses bought and sold
Logbook of horses bought by the Fire Department from 1883-1911 with disposition and horses sold, died, destroyed or exchanged from 1900-1910.
Scrapbook of fires
Scrapbook and log of fires in Boston and other towns, 1841-1847.
Special Orders sent out to all station houses by the Fire Commissioner.