Article regarding the 11th New York Infantry Regiment. Also known as First Fire Zouaves, they are composed of members of the New York Fire Department.
Article on 11th New York Infantry which includes organization and muster, early action, first bull run, after bull run, draft riots and disbanding, aftermatch and legacy, etc. Also known as First Fire Zouaves, they are composed of members of the New York Fire Department.
Article regarding the 73rd New Your Volunteer Infantry. Also known as Second Fire Zouaves, they are composed of members of the New York Fire Department.
An article which talks about different fire companies who volunteered to defend the Union. "..firefighters were invaluable assets whether they were fighting wars or fires."
Article includes stories and pictures. Today the Dalmatian serves as a fire house mascot, but back in the days of horse drawn fire carts, they provided a valuable service. Dalmatians and horses are very compatible, so the dogs were easily trained to run in front of the engines to help clear a path and guide the horses and the firefighters to the fires quickly. They are still chosen by many fire fighters as pets in honor of their heroism in the past.
Video length: 1 min 31 secs. Video on firefighting during the mid-1800's where horse-drawn steam engines were used. Shows how horses are attached to the engines once an alarm goes off.
Video length: 1 min 30 secs. Shows video of the improvements on steam engine and water systems.