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.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
On Nov. 4, 2014, a mother trying to save her daughter died in a house fire along with the child, family members told NBC News4. Mary Barkes rushed back into the burning home after calling 911. The father managed to rescue another daughter from the blaze in the 1100-block of South Emerson St. by climbing a ladder.