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Ford, Susan Jezak
Lee Hill Kavanaugh
Biography of Francis A. Foster (1824-1906), Postmaster and Fire Chief
Biography of George C. Hale (1850-1923), Fire Chief
Black Firemen Here Form Own Organization
March 23, 1978
News article about the formation of "a new employee organization for blacks only" by local African American firemen. The union was called the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters...
Firemen extinguishing a smoldering fire that has destroyed an unidentified building. Several people are watching from a nearby street and filling station. There are several billboard advertisements in...
Capturing the Essence of Eudora
August 20, 2008
Kansas City fireman Nick Berardi has sculpted a 10-foot bronze statue of author Eudora Welty that will be installed near her home in Jackson, Mississippi. Article describes how Berardi, a battalion fire...
Citizens to Join in Plea for End of Violence
Second of a two page article with accounts of black people regarding the futility of violence by students and others in the eastern Kansas City community.
Fire Department Officials
Unidentified Fire Department officials viewing demonstration of safety apparatus; notation on back of photo reads "Captain's Training School (Woodland School)."
Fire Department's Record Commended
March 16, 1937
Short article with picture of Chief Hardwick, newly appointed chief of the fire department for his work improving efficiency of the department and lowering fire losses. Includes a table that "shows the...
Fire Equipment Demonstration
Unidentified official demonstrating fire fighting equipment to four unidentified firemen.
Fire fighters unpacking breathing apparatus.
Fire Fighting Equipment Demonstration
April 16, 1946
Officials viewing a demonstration fire fighting equipment.
Fire Heroism, Climb against Bias Recalled
June 24, 1974
Biographical article about Cecil Daniel, retired battalion chief with the Kansas City Fire Department. Daniel’s life is stated to be “in some ways a story of the growth of the Kansas City Fire Department”...
Fire Hose Demonstration
Fire fighters and officials viewing a demonstration of a fire hose.
Fire Officials and Safety Equipment
Twelve unidentified Fire Department officials standing in front of cars with safety equipment at their feet.
Fire Safety Equipment Demonstration
Fire officials and fire fighters demonstrating safety apparatus.
Firefighters Change Rules for Gas Leaks
March 15, 2013
Article announces that the Kansas City Fire Department has changed its procedures for how it responds to emergency calls involving natural gas leaks. It is stated that the changes have been made as a direct...
Firemen Extinguishing a Building Fire
Street view of several fire fighters extinguishing a blaze in an unidentified brick building.
Photos, illustrations, and descriptions of the fire chief George Consider Hale, or George Hale, and his firefighting inventions. Description of him as being born in New York in 1849 and arriving in Kansas...
Hale's Fire Fighters
Photo of the firefighters' home base at the World's Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Half a Century on the Front Line
December 31, 2011
Article about Kansas City's longest serving firefighter, Louie Martin, who after 51 years has decided to retire. His last shift happened to be Thursday night's fire at the Westport Presbyterian Church....
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