Greater Hartford Firefighting

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The Hartford area has a rich history of firefighting, beginning with the bucket brigades of early colonial history. As devastating blazes razed many key buildings and entire neighborhoods, these small teams developed into large volunteer groups. The city finally realized that paid fire departments were needed, and the modern firefighting world bloomed with technological advances in equipment and procedures. The evolution of these brave firefighting groups is richly chronicled in Greater Hartford Firefighting.
ISBN: 9780738545387
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Through the efforts of many people and organizations, this history has continued to survive with historic images, written histories, and the preservation of historic firefighting pieces. Bert Johanson, president of the Connecticut Fire Museum, directed this project and is passionate about preserving this information for future generations. Thomas E. Holcombe and Nancy Johanson, members of the Connecticut Fire Museum, also played a major role. Images were primarily culled from the museum and the East Hartford Fire Department.
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