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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Photos: Collection of Randy Higgins, ACFD files, Wikipedia

Firefighters battled a major blaze at the Hollinger box factory at 3824 Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, on Aug. 17, 1957. Founded in 1945, Hollinger Metal Edge Co., developed special storage boxes with the Library of Congress and National Archives.