For 178 years, organized groups of firefighters have battled Houston fires, with the first volunteer bucket brigade established less than two years after the city’s founding in 1836. This photo essay offers a visual chronicle of the department’s history.
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By Houston History Magazine on October 14, 2010 in Health and Medicine, Houstonians
To read the full text of this article by Mary Schiflett that appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.