by Connecticut Fire Museum (Author)
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (July 24, 2006)
Price: $21.00 with Free Shipping
The Hartford area has a rich history of firefighting, beginning with the bucket brigades of early colonial history. As devastating blazes razed many key buildings and entire neighborhoods, these small teams developed into large volunteer groups.
The city finally realized that paid fire departments were needed, and the modern firefighting world bloomed with technological advances in equipment and procedures. The evolution of these brave firefighting groups is richly chronicled in Greater Hartford Firefighting.