Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include New York Fire Surgeon Harry Archer, Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and - legend has it - President George Washington.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Wagon 3 "at the plug" in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Photo from the collection of the late Frank Higgins, Arlington County Fire Department. Frank was a gifted fire photographer.  

Sunday, August 05, 2012


Scene from August 1979 - Crews open up roof in this photo of a house fire from the files of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department. Arlington County Firefighter Mike Kilby is on the ladder according to a note accompanying the photo.