Don’t Be Alarmed

The vehicles used to carry firefighters to the scene of an emergency have seen a few changes over the course of a century…

First Hose Wagon, Tallahassee, early 1900s

First Hose Wagon, Tallahassee, early 1900s



Horse Drawn Fire Wagon, Madison County, 1910s

Horse Drawn Fire Wagon, Madison County, 1910s

Firefighters, Lake City, early 1900s

Firefighters, Lake City, early 1900s

First Fire Truck, Tallahassee, ca. 1916

First Fire Truck, Tallahassee, ca. 1916

Key West Fire Department, 1917

Key West Fire Department, 1917

Pensacola Fire Department, 1927

Pensacola Fire Department, 1927

Quincy Fire Department, ca. 1920

Quincy Fire Department, ca. 1920

Chevrolet Truck Used by the Florida Forest Service, St. James Island, 1934

Chevrolet Truck Used by the Florida Forest Service, St. James Island, 1934

Jacksonville Fire Department, 1960

Jacksonville Fire Department, 1960

International Harvester Fire Truck, Key West, 1975

International Harvester Fire Truck, Key West, 1975

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2 thoughts on “Don’t Be Alarmed

  1. Boca Raton Fire Engine No. 1, “Old Betsy” (1925) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. It is located at the old Fire Station #2 at 1 Southwest Twelfth Avenue. Old Betsy was the first, and perhaps still the only fire engine listed in the National Register. I have an image if you’d like to see it.

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