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"From Lostwithiel to Cornwall: Firefighters in Action" In September 1991, the brave firefighters of Lostwithiel

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Wigan Fire Brigade, 1902

Wigan Fire Brigade, 1902
Mitchell and Kenyon 363 Wigan Fire Brigade 1902

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Firefighters, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. September 1991

Firefighters, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. September 1991
Lostwithiel firefighters gather for the retirement of three of their number in 1991. Standing, from left to right: Terry Sandercock, Karl Bowden, Francis Doney, Neil Savage, Malcolm Hicks

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Pulborough Hospital Parade, 13 August 1933

Pulborough Hospital Parade, 13 August 1933
Photograph by George Garland Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N7724

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Dog - Black Labradors by Fire Engine

Dog - Black Labradors by Fire Engine
JD-18854 Dog - Black Labradors by Fire Engine John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Tyne and Wear Museums Martin Routledge polishes up a steam powere fire engine

Tyne and Wear Museums Martin Routledge polishes up a steam powere fire engine on 13th September 1993

Background imageFire Engine Collection: 1890s Steam Fire Pump in Haslemere. Creator: Unknown

1890s Steam Fire Pump in Haslemere. Creator: Unknown
1890s Steam Fire Pump in Haslemere

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Children at Rockingham Street Fire Station, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1910

Children at Rockingham Street Fire Station, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1910
From an original at Sheffield Libraires: v01234

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Manchester City Fire Brigade. A Fire Engine leaves the Manchester City Fire Brigade

Manchester City Fire Brigade. A Fire Engine leaves the Manchester City Fire Brigade station, Manchester, England. The actual address of this particular Manchester station is not known

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Adge Cutler and the Wurzels, on the engine at Cleevedon

Adge Cutler and the Wurzels, on the engine at Cleevedon, " down in Zummerest", with driver Roy Cutler (Adges brother who runs a garage and is not a member of the group)

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1929

Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1929. Fire engines parked inside the fire station

Background imageFire Engine Collection: John C. Howards livery stable and saloon on G Street in Washington, D. C. where John H

John C. Howards livery stable and saloon on G Street in Washington, D. C. where John H
WASHINGTON: STABLES, 1865. John C. Howards livery stable and saloon on G Street in Washington, D.C. where John H. Surratt, a conspirator in the Abraham Lincoln assassination

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Tooting Fire Brigade

Tooting Fire Brigade
27th February 1908: A motorised fire engine leaves Upper Tooting Fire Station, in London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Frozen fire apparatus, Equitable fire, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Frozen fire apparatus, Equitable fire, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Frozen fire apparatus, Equitable fire, 1912. Shows a fire at the Equitable Building, Pine Street, Brooklyn, New York City

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Fire at Gaumont Cinema and Majestic Ballroom, Glasgow, March 1972

Fire at Gaumont Cinema and Majestic Ballroom, Glasgow, March 1972. Scene from Renfrew Street. Fireman watches as the blaze takes a grip on the building

Background imageFire Engine Collection: A petrol trailer fire pump hauled by an ex-GWR Express Cartage van, 1940

A petrol trailer fire pump hauled by an ex-GWR Express Cartage van, 1940
Fire fighting by the GWR was a important job in the Second World War. Incendiary bombs (designed to start fires) were used extensively during the war

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Swindon Works Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine, 1942

Swindon Works Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine, 1942
This Dennis fire engine was purchased by the Swindon Works Fire Brigade in December 1942. It was used to strengthen their wartime capabilities

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Swindon Works Fire Brigade, 1916

Swindon Works Fire Brigade, 1916
This is a really impressive image of the Swindon Works Fire Brigade, taken in 1916. The smartly uniformed firemen are sat upon the Dennis Fire Engine which was purchased by the GWR in 1912

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Shand and Mason's fire engine

Shand and Mason's fire engine
5309998 Shand and Mason's fire engine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Shand and Mason's fire engine, used by the London Fire Brigade. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFire Engine Collection: A Merryweather & Sons fire engine

A Merryweather & Sons fire engine
5309999 A Merryweather & Sons fire engine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a Merryweather & Sons fire engine. This would be drawn to the scene of a fire by four horses)

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty

Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty
5308505 Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty'.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty')

Background imageFire Engine Collection: A floating fire engine used on the River Thames

A floating fire engine used on the River Thames
5310145 A floating fire engine used on the River Thames; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a floating fire engine used on the River Thames. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFire Engine Collection: A small portable fire engine

A small portable fire engine
5310005 A small portable fire engine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a small portable fire engine carrying an initial charge of 36 gallons of water thus enabling it to attack a blaze without a delay)

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine

Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine
5309996 Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine; (add.info.: Sectional view of a typical 18/19th century fire engine)

Background imageFire Engine Collection: A chest fire engine

A chest fire engine
5309995 A chest fire engine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a chest fire engine of the type in use in Holland during the 17th century. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty

Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty
5308504 Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty'.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Braithwaite & Ericsson's locomotive Novelty')

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Fire on 24th Street, New York City, 1907 (pastel on paper)

Fire on 24th Street, New York City, 1907 (pastel on paper)
CH204244 Fire on 24th Street, New York City, 1907 (pastel on paper) by Shinn, Everett (1876-1953); Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Fire Truck, 1924. Creator: Unknown

Fire Truck, 1924. Creator: Unknown
Fire Truck, 1924. From a collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin which relates to the establishment of a firefighting service in eastern

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Reed - Whittington wedding, January 1945

Reed - Whittington wedding, January 1945
Couple getting out of fire brigade vehicle George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No: Garland N24180

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Reed - Whittington wedding, January 1945

Reed - Whittington wedding, January 1945
Couple getting out of fire brigade vehicle George Garland Collection West Sussex record Office Ref. No: Garland N24182

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Fire-Plug, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Fire-Plug, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Fire-Plug [fire hydrant], 1858. A cry of fire has been raised. The water bailiff has promptly turned on the water, and from one of the fireplugs gushes a mass of water

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Naon Children, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Naon Children, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Naon Children, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Naon Children, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Naon Children, 1912. Girls and boys with pedal car, doll in push-chair, and miniature fire engine

Background imageFire Engine Collection: The German Emperor's visit to the Crystal Palace, 1891 Creator: Unknown

The German Emperor's visit to the Crystal Palace, 1891 Creator: Unknown
The German Emperor's visit to the Crystal Palace; The Review of the National Fire Brigades Union by the Emperor, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Firemark, c. 1938. Creator: Donald Williams

Firemark, c. 1938. Creator: Donald Williams
Firemark, c. 1938

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Pompiers courant à un incendie, between 1850 and 1851. Creator: Gustave Courbet

Pompiers courant à un incendie, between 1850 and 1851. Creator: Gustave Courbet
Pompiers courant a un incendie, between 1850 and 1851

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Firemark, c. 1937. Creator: Herman Bader

Firemark, c. 1937. Creator: Herman Bader
Firemark, c. 1937

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Firemark, c. 1937. Creator: Herman Bader

Firemark, c. 1937. Creator: Herman Bader
Firemark, c. 1937

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Side Panel of a Fire Engine, c. 1938. Creator: Elmer G Anderson

Side Panel of a Fire Engine, c. 1938. Creator: Elmer G Anderson
Side Panel of a Fire Engine, c. 1938

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Fire Engine Pumper, c. 1937. Creator: Elmer G Anderson

Fire Engine Pumper, c. 1937. Creator: Elmer G Anderson
Fire Engine Pumper, c. 1937

Background imageFire Engine Collection: The Fire-Brigade, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Fire-Brigade, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Fire-Brigade, 1850. Fire in Lambeth, south London: The flames were first discovered by a policeman of the L division, and engines from various stations quickly arrived at the scene

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Convoy of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Convoy of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Convoy of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of a

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Squad of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Squad of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Squad of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of a

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Review of the first part, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Review of the first part, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Review of the first part, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of a

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Convoy of the second division, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Convoy of the second division, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Convoy of the second division, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Convoy of the third part, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Convoy of the third part, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Convoy of the third part 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of a

Background imageFire Engine Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Steam fire pipe and Arsenal well, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Steam fire pipe and Arsenal well, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Steam fire pipe and Arsenal well, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageFire Engine Collection: The International Exhibition: fire-engine presented to Mr. Hodges by...inhabitants of Lambeth

The International Exhibition: fire-engine presented to Mr. Hodges by...inhabitants of Lambeth, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: fire-engine presented to Mr. Hodges by the inhabitants of Lambeth, 1862. Mr. Hodges is the head of a large and old-established distillery, situated in Pratt-street

Background imageFire Engine Collection: The International Exhibition: Merryweather and Son's patent steam fire-engine, 1862

The International Exhibition: Merryweather and Son's patent steam fire-engine, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Merryweather and Son's patent steam fire-engine, 1862. This powerful and well-finished steam fire-engine

Background imageFire Engine Collection: The Preston Guild Festival: the Trades Procession doubling at the triumphal arch, London-road

The Preston Guild Festival: the Trades Procession doubling at the triumphal arch, London-road, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Preston Guild Festival: the Trades Procession doubling at the triumphal arch, London-road, 1862. The trades...had each their appropriate emblems and banners, and a band



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"From Lostwithiel to Cornwall: Firefighters in Action" In September 1991, the brave firefighters of Lostwithiel, Cornwall showcased their heroic efforts as they battled a fierce blaze. With determination and courage, they maneuvered their fire engine through the narrow streets, racing against time to save lives and protect property. Flashback to Pulborough Hospital Parade on 13 August 1933 - a day filled with pride and gratitude. The community gathered to honor the valiant firefighters who risked their lives daily for the safety of others. The sight of the majestic fire engine parading through town brought smiles and admiration from young and old alike. Black Labradors by Fire Engine - an endearing image capturing both loyalty and service. These faithful companions stood proudly beside their firefighting partners, ready to lend a paw whenever needed. Their presence symbolized unity between man and dog in protecting our communities. Transporting us back in time is a nostalgic photograph taken around 1910 at Rockingham Street Fire Station in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Children eagerly gathered around the fire engine, eyes wide with wonderment as they dreamed of one day becoming heroes themselves. Traveling further into history brings us to Wigan Fire Brigade in 1902 - pioneers dedicated to safeguarding their town from devastating fires. Their vintage firetruck stands tall as a testament to their commitment and resilience amidst challenging times. Tooting Fire Brigade reminds us that bravery knows no boundaries or borders; it transcends geographical locations. In Tooting, London's fearless firefighters fought relentlessly against raging infernos while relying on their trusty fire engines as vital tools of rescue. Delving deeper into America's past reveals John C. Howards livery stable and saloon on G Street in Washington D. C. , where historical events unfolded during April 1865. Amidst this backdrop lies a horse-drawn hose reel belonging to Northern Liberties Fire Company – an emblematic reminder that even in times of political turmoil, firefighters stood ready to protect and serve.