New York Fire Patrol (Images of America) (Paperback)

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New York Fire Patrol (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Operated by the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, the New York Fire Patrol was organized in 1839 to patrol lower Manhattan. Their job was twofold: to discover fires and to prevent losses to insured properties. The New York Fire Patrol evolved, and in 1867, a state charter was granted to legally extinguish fires and conduct salvage operations throughout New York City. The New York Fire Patrol is the oldest paid fire service in the United States, and it also remains the last insurance-funded fire salvage corps in the country. Today, the fire patrol continues to serve the city of New York, responding to over 10,000 alarms each year alongside the Fire Department of New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738538747
ISBN-10: 0738538744
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: March 8th, 2006
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America