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Newark (N.J.) Fire Department collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG NWK Fire Dept. -(Main) 
Box #1. History. "Historical Facts about the Fire Department, Newark, N.J." compiled by R. Wittick (typewritten chronology of major events), "General History of Newark Fire Dept.", misc. notes, excerpts from newspapers. Fireboat. "Newark's fire fighting navy" (1961), Crew members (1931), rules concerning jurisdiction over harbor fires (1927), Newspaper articles (1918, 1920). Chemical Engine Company No. 1, Chronology of events (1887-91), Running schedules (1936). Engine Company No. 1 (Hand Engine Company 1 and Minnehaha Engine ), Chronology of Events (1860-1888), Notes from the Minute Books (1833-40), Obituaries of William Camfield - 1st driver of Newark Steamer, Charles and John Camfield (original articles), Notes compiled by NPL, Misc. items. Engine No. 2 (Passaic Steam Fire Engine Co. 2). Chronology of events (1860-1890), Excerpts from Firemen's Journal and various newspaper clippings (1829-35, 1852). Engine No. 3 (Washington Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 3). Chronology of events (1860-1890), "Secretary's Book of Exchange" (1819-35), Newspaper articles (1851, 1852, 1858), Log book (1902-1903), Engine No. 4 (Lafayette Fire Engine Co., Moses Bigelow Steam Fire Engine, Northern Liberty Steam Engine). Chronology of events (1860-1887), Notes from Firemens Journal (1835-43, 1845-47, 1854-55). Engine Company No. 5 (Protection Fire Engine Co., Hiawatha-Harry Soden-Steam Fire Engine Co.), Chronology of events (1860-89), Excerpts from company book and newspapers (1838, 1851). Engine Company No. 6 (Columbian Hand Fire Engine Co., Franklin Steam Engine Co.). Chronology of events (1860-1884), Motto (1851). Engine No. 7 (Northern Liberty Hand Engine, No. 7, Niagara Steam Engine). Chronology of events (1860-1883). Engine Company No. 8 (Americus Hand Engine, Americus Steam Fire Engine), Chronology of events (1860-1889), Excerpts from newspapers and firemen's journals and book (1851, 56-64), Opening of fire house at Ferry and Fillmore (original article), Poem, "The Last Days of No. Eights Rhyming machine" and "Fourth district run March 29th, 1865" (poet unknown), Misc. items. Engine Companies 9 & 13 (Warren Hand Engineer Co., Warren Steam Engine Co.). Chronology of events (1860-1883), Excerpts from company book (1852, 1894, 1901-01), Misc. Engine Company No. 10 (Jackson Hand Co., Lincoln Steam Engine Co.). Chronology (1860-81), Excerpts of fire activities from unknown sources (1859, 61, 63). Engine Company No. 11 (Southward Hand Engineer Co., Steam Fire Engineer Co.), Chronology of events (1860-1889), Misc. Engine Company No. 12 (Good Will Hand Engineer Co.), Chronology of events (1860-1866). Hose Company No. 1 (Neptune Hose Co.), Chronology of events (1860-1882), History, Notes from Firemen's Journal (1852), New Carriage lamps (1858), Neptune in 300th anniversary parade (1966). Search Light Company No. 1 Chronology of events (1912-1916), General orders (1924), Misc. items. Truck Company No.1 (Union Hook and Ladder). Record of fires (1867-76), Selected points of interest from desk journal 1876-79, Excerpts from company records and newspapers. Truck Company No. 2 (Crockett Hook and Ladder Co. No.2), Chronology of events (1860-1885). Truck Company No. 3 (Hook and Ladder Co. 3), Chronology of events 1881-1885. Truck Company No. 5. Description of 5 horse hitch.

Box #2. Historical Association patch, Chief Engineers and Reports (1851-1930), Fires (1835-1910), , Parades (1858, 1866, 1887) , Salvage Corps (1951), Fire Engines (1858-1925), Fire Alarm System (1854-1933), Fire Plugs (1965), Company of Fire Wardens (1839, 1859, 1866), Fire Horses (1900), Fire Houses (1852-1967), Fire Ordinances (1815-1883), Relief (1858, 1908), Exempts, Water Towers, Museum and Historical Celebrations (1966-67), Firemen (Firemen's Plot, etc. ca. 1852-1899), Newark Fire Association (1807, 1965), "Firehouse Photos" (no date, added 2017 color photos c. 2000s) photos printed on non-glossy paper of the following fire houses: Engine 15/Truck 7, Engine 14, Engine 16/ Truck 8, Engine 27/ Truck 4, Engine 17, Engine 19, Engine 7/ Truck 3 , Engine 29/ Truck 10, Engine 8, Engines 21 & 26 / Truck 12, Headquarters, Engine 10, Engine 12 / Truck 5, Engine 6, Engine 23, list of significant firehouses by Doug Eldridge, 1 page log sheet Dec 29, 1927 (broken) 4:00 am to 6:00 am

Oversized box #1 (OFFSITE): Logbook of Newark Fire Department Truck Company Number 6 kept from July 1909 to December 1909 and treasurer's report for the Year 1909 (donated by Tonia Wu, Mount Holly, NJ)

Dates

  • 1807 - 2017

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes and one flat box)