Fire Department History

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.

Augusta, Ga., Places New Aerial Ladder in Service An American-La France 100-foot all steel aerial ladder is now in service at Augusta, Georgia. This unit was exhibited at the I. A. F. C. convention at New Orleans. Because of limitations of exhibit space, it was impossible to take the apparatus out during the convention and demonstrate its operation. On the truck, in the photograph, are Mayor Richard E. Allen, Jr., and Chief John B. Kennedy, Augusta.
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