Fire Department History

Issue 3 and Volume 92.

Fire Department History New Orleans’s Cabildo, the Louisiana State Museum, presents to visitors what is believed to be one of the largest historical collections of fire fighting in this country. Some of the items on display date back to 1750 and present not only a history of fire fighting in New Orleans, but in other cities as well. There are several metal plaques used in the 18th century to mark the homes of insured, riveted leather hose, hand-wrought torches, hand-sewn canvas buckets, parade and work horns, and lithographic prints.

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