Firefighting in Washington, D.C.

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ISBN: 738517313

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Overview

From the burning of Washington by the British in 1814 to the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon, firefighters in Washington, DC., have defended our nation's capitol against all comers. Using images and oral histories, this book covers the creation of the paid fire department during the Civil War, More »

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ISBN: 738517313

From the burning of Washington by the British in 1814 to the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon, firefighters in Washington, DC., have defended our nation's capitol against all comers. Using images and oral histories, this book covers the creation of the paid fire department during the Civil War, construction of new firehouses for the fledgling city in varying international designs, the heyday of firefighting before world War II, the turbulent times of the 1960s, and the modern department today. The Capitol Fire Museum is a non-profit corporation to assist in the care and preservation of all important relics associated with DC's firefighting history.

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