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Peruse more about fire service traditions.
Read the Firefighter's Prayer.
This flag contains the names of the emergency service personnel who gave their lives to save others in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The history of portable fire fighting apparatus is an interesting panorama of mechanical progress. It has been a long step mechanically, as well as in terms of years, from the earthen buckets to the modern pumping engine.
The City of Gainesville apparently had no organized fire suppression service for the first 54 years following its incorporation in 1821.