Leadership

George Washington as a Fireman

Issue 1 and Volume 15.

George Washington as a Fireman Was a Charter Member of the Oldest Fire Company in the United States DATING back nearly a century and a half, when fire fighting was but a shade of what it is today, the nucleus of what is now one of the finest volunteer fire fighting organizations in the country was organized in the city of Alexandria, Va., with George Washington, the Father of his Country and the first president of the United States of America, as a member. Alexandria thus lays claim to having the oldest fire engine company in the United States and to date this claim has not been disputed. The year of 1774 saw the organization of the first volunteer fire company and since that time the complement of men and machinery has grown until this city is today represented by one of the best equipped and hardest working Fire Departments…

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