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October 22, 1939
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Central station firefighters standing with water tower truck
The Water tower was purchased by the Houston Fire Department in 1912. Far left on ground is John L. Little Senior. The Central station can be seen in the background.
Fire Department Band at Central Station
One of the earliest photos of the Houston Fire Department Band, taken in front of the Central Station. The band is arranged in two rows.
Firefighter from Station 60 testing fire hose
Crew testing the new "High Pressure" Booster line. One firefighter is spraying water on the lawn in front of the fire station while another firefighter watches from behind.
Firefighter of Station 7 sitting on a chemical truck
Photo taken of Station 7 located at 2403 Milam & McIlhenney in 1920. A firefighter is sitting at the wheel of a chemical truck.
Firefighters at lumber yard fire
Fire at Farrar Lumber yard, 2401 Texas Ave. One firefighter is working to put out the flames, while five other men stand to the left of the firefighter. Smoke can be seen in the background.
Firefighters at multiple alarm fire with Downtown Station equipment
Photgraph of a large fire at night. The left side of the photo shows a Ward LaFrance platform pumper, shown raised and operating with a heavy stream nozzle. The right of the photo is a ladder truck, shown...
Firefighters fighting building fire with fire engine 8
Multi Alarm Fire, Engine 8 is on the far right of this photo.
Firefighters from Station 15 spraying water on building fire
Firefighters from Station 15 spraying water on building fire. One group of firefighters is in the foreground, while another group is in the back.
Firefighters inside fire alarm building
Dispatchers at work in the Dispatch office. Bert Hozea Senior is identified as the first man on the left.
Firefighters of Station 11 on fire engine
The truck was an American LaFrance. Photo from came from the collection of John S. Little Sr. He is the fire fighter in the white hat.
Firefighters of Station 12 on fire engine
Fire fighter of Station 12, 2401 Sumpter, on a fire engine. Five are in unform, while one is in civilian clothing. The fire fighter on the far left is Vernon Dorsett.
Firefighters of Station 18 on fire engine
Photo taken in front of Station 18, located on Telephone Road. Behind the wheel is Henry Levy; next to him is John S. Little Sr.
Firefighters of Station 3 on hose carriage
Photo taken of Stonewall Hose Co., No. 3 in 1887, located at 191 Preston at Louisana. The only fire fighter identified in the photo is Barney Moffatt.
Firefighters of Station 34 standing next to fire engine
Fire Station 34, Barry Road. A. I. Baker, Captain is the man in the middle with the red helmet.
Firefighters of Station 47 inspecting new fire engine
This is Engine 47, the model of the truck is a 1960 FWD. Four firefighters listen while a fifth firefighter points out the machinery on the fire engine.
Firefighters of Station 7 on fire engine
Hook & ladder truck from Station 7, located at 2403 Milam & McIlheney. This photograph is from the Mike Lathrop Collection, whom is on the far right. This truck is now located in the Houston Fire Museum....
Firefighters on ladder outside burning building
Fire near downtown Houston. The firefighter near the window is wearing the newly issued Federal Helmet and the other fire fighter is wearing the old style helmet called the "Hard Boil".
Photograph of Downtown Houston. A street which is flooded in the background and surrounded by buildings on either side. People are standing on the sidewalk by one of the buildings.
Photograph of Downtown Houston. The street is flooded in the background, with rubble taking up most of the foreground. A grocery store stands behind the flooded street.
Funeral for firefighter Homer Lyles
The crowd faces Chief homer Frank Lyles' coffin draped with the American flag. A photographer is standing up over the crowd in the background.
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