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Durango Fire Department History

In 1994, Robert McDaniel, Director of the Animas Museum interviewed Durango's Fire Marshall Frank Shry about the history of the Fire Department. Listen to the interview by clicking the controls below. (Please note there are 15 seconds of silence about 33 minutes into the recording.)

Images

Durango Hook and Ladder Corps

Durango Hook and Ladder Corps in 1893. Catalog Number: 13.1.38

Horse Drawn Fire Wagon around 1898

Horse drawn fire wagons in front of the fire station around 1898. Catalog Number: 01.9.10

Inside fire station

Inside the fire station, firemen wait for the call. Catalog Number: 01.9.9

Silsby Fire Wagon

Silsby fire wagon. Photo probably not Durango. Catalog Number: 03.14.53

American La France and hose truck

Durango's American La France firetruck at right, hose truck at left around 1916. Catalog Number: 01.9.11

American La France Firetruck

Durango's American La France firetruck around 1918 in front of the City Hall Fire Station. Catalog Number: 01.9.11

American La France Firetruck

Durango's American La France firetruck around 1918 Henry Dietrich, fire chief is in the center. Catalog Number: 01.9.12

Equipment

Fire hook

Fire hook. Catalog Number: 12.14.16

Fire bucket

Fire bucket made by local blacksmith Charlie Naegelin. Catalog Number: 92.19.126

Fire hose

Fire hose. Catalog Number: 12.14.28

Fire hose nozzle

Fire hose nozzle. Catalog Number: 12.14.22

Fire extinguisher

Fire extinguisher. Catalog Number: 12.14.25

Main Avenue Fire

Fighting Main Ave Fire

Fighting the Main Avenue fire. Catalog Number: 04.5.417

Main Ave Fire

Aftermath of Main Avenue fire. Catalog Number: 04.5.428

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