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.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
'LET CHERRYDALE BURN'
In 1924, the Washington Senators won the World Series. Sports Writer Shirley Povich covered the victory parade. He reported: "The city’s joy was best expressed, perhaps, by the enthusiasm of the men on the hook-and-ladder float of the Cherrydale, Va., Fire Department, which flaunted a huge banner that read: `Let Cherrydale Burn.'"