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Fire fighters

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Appointment/reinstatement forms

Identifier: 0500.015
Scope and Contents note This series consists of loose leaf binders housing Appointment/Reinstatement forms used for documenting the appointments and/or reinstatements of Boston Fire Department staff. The documents include appointments after certification to become a fire fighter, emergency appointments, provisional appointments, reinstatements of employment following leaves of absence due to injury, illness, maternity and suspensions. Some retirement benefit requests forms are also included. In addition, 2 binders...
Dates: 1979-1994

City Council Committee on the Fire Department

Identifier: 0140.014
Scope and Contents note The City Council Committee on the Fire Department records date from 1816-1844, bulk dates from 1831-1841. The collection contains fire department records and correspondence which document the transactions, personnel, activities and growth of the department from a subscription organization to a professional fire department. The original organization has been retained as much as possible, including the title Sundry Papers & Returns, which reflect the variety of the contents. The collection...
Dates: 1816-1844 with gaps (bulk, 1831-1841)

Fire Alarm Division photograph collection

Identifier: 0510.001
Scope and Contents The original photographs are on display at the Fire Alarm Division at 59 The Fenway. The photographs in this collection were digitized by a member of the Fire Alarm Division and the files were made available to the City of Boston Archives.
Dates: circa 1878

Fire Commissioner records

Identifier: 0500.016
Scope and Contents This series includes subjects files of the Fire Commissioner with the bulk of the files from the 1990s and early 2000s. Fire Commissioners during this period include, Commissioner Martin Pierce, Commissioner Paul Christian, Acting Commissioner Dennis DiMarzio, and Commissioner Roderick Fraser. This series also includes historical files, reports, photographs, etc. kept in the Commissioner's Office for reference purposes. The subject files when transferred to the Archives were arranged in...
Dates: circa 1940-2015; Majority of material found in , 1990-2006

General Orders

Identifier: 0500.001
Scope and Contents General Orders sent out to all station houses by the Fire Commissioner concerning administrative and personnel issues.
Dates: 1887-1970 with gaps

House journals

Identifier: 0500.003
Scope and Contents Station House journals of Engine 28/Ladder 10, 1942-2002 with gaps; Engine 32/Ladder 9, 1913-2006 with gaps; Engine 41/Ladder 14, 1941-1968 with gaps; and Engine 50, 1961-2000 with gaps. House journals record calls received and response, members present and other functions of house.
Dates: 1913-2006 with gaps

Lists of call men

Identifier: 0500.008
Scope and Contents note 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.
Dates: 1837-1858

Medical Examiner records

Identifier: 0500.021
Scope and Contents Includes logs of the Fire Department medical examiner documenting sickness and injuries of Fire Department personnel, 1894-1928 with gaps.
Dates: 1894-1928


Identifier: 0500.009
Scope and Contents Payroll lists for the Fire Department from 1876-1884, 1886-1889, 1902-1907, 1916-1924, 1927-1930, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1956-1969 and 1972.
Dates: 1876-1972 with gaps

Special Orders

Identifier: 0500.002
Scope and Contents Special Orders sent out to all station houses by the Fire Commissioner.
Dates: 1920-1968 with gaps