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, April 20, 2021


Jefferson District (now Crystal City) Fire Chief Birtrun Kidwell and his company in 1930s or early 1940s. Photos courtesy of Ed Kidwell with technical assistance of Sam Del Giudice.

Lucille Kidwell (far right) and Jefferson District Auxiliary

Jefferson District Rescue Squad

Rescue Squad crew donning breathing apparatus

Jefferson District fleet

Chief Kidwell and Jefferson District engines