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"Preserving Lives and Heritage: A Glimpse into the Fire Service's Rich History" Step back in time to the early 1900s

Background imageFire Service Collection: Rockingham Street Fire Station, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1900

Rockingham Street Fire Station, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1900
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: s12473

Background imageFire Service Collection: City of Sheffield Fire Brigade. Firemen in breathing apparatus, 1920s

City of Sheffield Fire Brigade. Firemen in breathing apparatus, 1920s
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: u11196

Background imageFire Service Collection: Sheffield Fireman

Sheffield Fireman
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: u10477

Background imageFire Service Collection: London Fire Brigade: group of firemen, with engine and turncocks, 1895 (b / w photo)

London Fire Brigade: group of firemen, with engine and turncocks, 1895 (b / w photo)
1787225 London Fire Brigade: group of firemen, with engine and turncocks, 1895 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); London Metropolitan Archives

Background imageFire Service Collection: The Duke and Duchess of York reviewing the London Fire Brigade on Clapham Common (litho)

The Duke and Duchess of York reviewing the London Fire Brigade on Clapham Common (litho)
1597723 The Duke and Duchess of York reviewing the London Fire Brigade on Clapham Common (litho) by Rowlandson, George Derville (1861-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFire Service Collection: Fire

Fire. Conceptual image of a fire inside a container normally used by fire services to hold water to extinguish fires. This could represent recent controversies surrounding the funding of the fire

Background imageFire Service Collection: Two young men in civilian suits, 1892. Creator: Bogdanovich

Two young men in civilian suits, 1892. Creator: Bogdanovich
Two young men in civilian suits, 1892. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of a firefighting service in

Background imageFire Service Collection: A young man in a military jacket, probably the son of A.F. Domishkevich

A young man in a military jacket, probably the son of A.F. Domishkevich, late 19th-early 20th cent. Creator: Unknown
A young man in a military jacket, probably the son of A.F. Domishkevich, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs

Background imageFire Service Collection: Gymnasium students of the Irkutsk gymnasium... late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: Unknown

Gymnasium students of the Irkutsk gymnasium... late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: Unknown
Gymnasium students of the Irkutsk gymnasium, probably children of A.F. Domishkevich, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs

Background imageFire Service Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Community squad and police team, 1894 Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Community squad and police team, 1894 Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Community squad and police team, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageFire Service Collection: A young man in a fireman's uniform (overcoat and hat), late 19th cent - early 20th cent Creator

A young man in a fireman's uniform (overcoat and hat), late 19th cent - early 20th cent Creator: Shnee
A young man in a fireman's uniform (overcoat and hat), late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs

Background imageFire Service Collection: Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: Til Serebrin

Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: Til Serebrin
Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageFire Service 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 Service 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 Service Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Society Council, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

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

Background imageFire Service 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 Service 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 Service 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 Service Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Zeichmester of the society A.I. Andreev... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Zeichmester of the society A.I. Andreev... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Zeichmester of the society A.I. Andreev, member of the council P.N. Verkhovinsky, head of the Society's hunters D.A. Benkogenov, chairman of the society I.F

Background imageFire Service Collection: A young man in a civilian suit, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: PA Milevskii

A young man in a civilian suit, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: PA Milevskii
A young man in a civilian suit, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment

Background imageFire Service Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with a rescue sheet and a rescue basket, 1894

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with a rescue sheet and a rescue basket, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with a rescue sheet and a rescue basket, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageFire Service Collection: Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: PA Milevskii

Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: PA Milevskii
Firefighter A.F. Domishkevich in uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageFire Service Collection: An elderly woman, a young man in a civilian suit and two. late 19th cent - early 20th cent

An elderly woman, a young man in a civilian suit and two. late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: PA Milevskii
A photograph of an elderly woman, a young man in a civilian suit and two standing girls. late 19th cent - early 20th cent

Background imageFire Service Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Uniform: home uniform, fire-work uniform, dress uniform, 1894

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Uniform: home uniform, fire-work uniform, dress uniform, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Uniform: home uniform, fire-work uniform, dress uniform, 1894. This collection of photographs

Background imageFire Service 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 Service Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with tarpaulins, shields, crowbar and hooks, 1894

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with tarpaulins, shields, crowbar and hooks, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with tarpaulins, shields, crowbar and hooks, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates

Background imageFire Service Collection: Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with ladders and hooks, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with ladders and hooks, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk police fire brigade. Exercise with ladders and hooks, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment

Background imageFire Service Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Prayer service on July 8, 1894.... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Prayer service on July 8, 1894.... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Prayer service on July 8, 1894 (the first annual holiday of the society), 1894. This collection of photographs

Background imageFire Service Collection: Teenage Boy in Uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: IV Bulatov

Teenage Boy in Uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: IV Bulatov
Teenage Boy in Uniform, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of a

Background imageFire Service Collection: Young Woman with Two Children, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: IV Bulatov

Young Woman with Two Children, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. Creator: IV Bulatov
Young Woman with Two Children, late 19th cent - early 20th cent. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of

Background imageFire Service Collection: Plan goroda Tomskas prilegai?u?shchei? k nemu zheli?e?znodorozhnoi? vi?e?tv'i?u?, 1898

Plan goroda Tomskas prilegai?u?shchei? k nemu zheli?e?znodorozhnoi? vi?e?tv'i?u?, 1898. Creators: M. N
Plan goroda Tomskas prilegai?u?shchei? k nemu zheli?e?znodorozhnoi? vi?e?tv'i?u?, 1898. Scale 1:16, 800; Relief shown by land form drawings. Russian. Shows wards and fire districts

Background imageFire Service Collection: Truro Fire Brigade in action, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 10th November 1923

Truro Fire Brigade in action, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 10th November 1923
A general view, looking along Lemon Street, of the Fire brigade in action at Ben Carters chemist shop at 10-11 Lemon Street. Onlookers are standing by the Royal Hotel

Background imageFire Service Collection: American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo)

American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo)
GIA4715205 American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: American fire brigade vehicle. 1919.); © Giancarlo Costa

Background imageFire Service Collection: Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography

Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography
GIA4715380 Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography. by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFire Service Collection: Women Firefighters during World War 1

Women Firefighters during World War 1
3786761 Women Firefighters during World War 1; (add.info.: Women Firefighters during World War 1. Sleeping in bunks ready for call out. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 5, 1916)

Background imageFire Service Collection: Fire Engine, London, 1911

Fire Engine, London, 1911
3785141 Fire Engine, London, 1911; (add.info.: Fire Engine, London, 1911. Shows fire engine being pulled by two horses. Illustration by Ernest Ibbetson, British artist: 1877-1959.); Lebrecht History

Background imageFire Service Collection: Women Firefighters during World War 1

Women Firefighters during World War 1
3786764 Women Firefighters during World War 1; (add.info.: Women Firefighters during World War 1. Drill scene at London Work House. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 5, 1916)

Background imageFire Service Collection: False Alarm, 1905 (print)

False Alarm, 1905 (print)
3673879 False Alarm, 1905 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Service Collection: The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)

The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673886 The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Service Collection: Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)

Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673860 Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Service Collection: Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)

Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673857 Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Service Collection: Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune)

Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month
8599107 Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper) by Kunichika

Background imageFire Service Collection: Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print)

Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673839 Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print) by Firth, Pond & Co. (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Service Collection: Volunteer Fire Brigade, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Volunteer Fire Brigade, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Volunteer Fire Brigade in action in Truro with a number of onlookers. Men are hand pumping hoses along with a steam powered engine

Background imageFire Service Collection: Fire Chief A. F. Domishkevich in the Uniform of the Police Fire Brigade, 1895. Creator: VV Degtiarev

Fire Chief A. F. Domishkevich in the Uniform of the Police Fire Brigade, 1895. Creator: VV Degtiarev
Fire Chief A. F. Domishkevich in the Uniform of the Police Fire Brigade, 1895. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageFire Service Collection: Austria, Vienna, Fire brigrade headquarters

Austria, Vienna, Fire brigrade headquarters

Background imageFire Service Collection: 3673882

3673882

Background imageFire Service Collection: 3673866

3673866



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"Preserving Lives and Heritage: A Glimpse into the Fire Service's Rich History" Step back in time to the early 1900s, where Rockingham Street Fire Station proudly stood as a symbol of safety in Sheffield, Yorkshire. The City of Sheffield Fire Brigade, with their unwavering dedication, protected the community during challenging times. In the 1920s, firemen donned breathing apparatuses as they fearlessly battled infernos that threatened lives and properties. Their courage knew no bounds as they faced danger head-on to keep their cities safe. Truro Fire Brigade exemplified this bravery on Lemon Street in Cornwall on that fateful day of November 10th, 1923. Sheffield's fireman embodied resilience and strength while serving their city. They were pillars of support when disaster struck, ensuring that no flames would go unchecked or lives left unprotected. London Fire Brigade's iconic black-and-white photograph from 1895 captures a group of dedicated firemen alongside their trusty engine and turncocks. These brave souls formed an unbreakable bond with one another while safeguarding Londoners against raging fires. Even royalty recognized the importance of these courageous individuals who risked everything for public safety. The Duke and Duchess of York reviewed the London Fire Brigade on Clapham Common—a testament to how highly esteemed these heroes were by all walks of life. Fire—both destructive yet mesmerizingly powerful—is an ever-present threat that requires constant vigilance from our firefighting heroes. Truro Fire Brigade once again sprang into action on Lemon Street in Cornwall during another devastating incident on November 10th, 1923—showcasing their unwavering commitment to protecting communities even amidst adversity. But it is not only fires that pose challenges; natural disasters like flooding can wreak havoc too. Queen Street in Lostwithiel became a battleground against rising waters in November 1986—a reminder of the fire service's versatility and readiness to face any calamity head-on.