Edison Firefighting

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During the early part of the 20th century, five separate volunteer fire companies independently organized to protect separate sections of Raritan Township, currently known as Edison. The township was divided by fire districts, each containing elected fire commissioners with political and economic power. In 1926, the first career firefighter was hired, and since then, over 250 career firefighters have taken the oath. Edison Firefighting features images, memorabilia, and photographs from the early days of bucket brigades and horse-drawn carriages to current personnel and apparatus. Significant fires, explosions, and rescues that Edison firefighters confronted throughout the years are revealed within this fascinating book.
ISBN: 9780738554914
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Eugene A. Enfield Jr., a lifelong resident of Edison Township, has been a career firefighter since 1995. He earned a master's degree in fire protection management from John Jay College and is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1197. He is donating the royalties from Edison Firefighting to the St. Barnabas Burn Foundation.
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