New London Firefighting, Connecticut (Images of America Series)
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New London Firefighting, Connecticut (Images of America Series)

by Tara Samul
     
 

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The New London Fire Department was born in 1767 when Nathaniel Shaw Jr. presented the city with its first fire engine. Since then, New London has had a successful history of emergency medical service, heroic assistance during natural disasters, and fantastic 0firefighting. The city's most notorious fire occurred on September 6, 1781. Under the command of the

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The New London Fire Department was born in 1767 when Nathaniel Shaw Jr. presented the city with its first fire engine. Since then, New London has had a successful history of emergency medical service, heroic assistance during natural disasters, and fantastic 0firefighting. The city's most notorious fire occurred on September 6, 1781. Under the command of the infamous traitor and New London County native, Gen. Benedict Arnold, British troops set New London ablaze. A great deal of life and property was lost. At a 1786 town meeting, residents began the first regular fire company, which eventually evolved into eight volunteer companies. New London Firefighting proudly chronicles its initial humble volunteer system up to today's technologically advanced apparatus and career personnel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738545370
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Tara Samul compiled this photographic history from the extensive collections of the New London Fire Department and private collectors. Samul is a reference librarian and the daughter-in-law of Chief Ronald Samul. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Trust.

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