Date of Award
Master of Arts
Firefighting has become a potentially dangerous profession one and one which has become more and more scientific as the years have passed. In early, days, when more of the human element was involved in those organizations devoted to fire protection, the fire house was a gathering place for town politicians, retired workers, and for those who, while not firemen themselves, were continually fascinated by the deeds of daring performed by those who manned the hose. In this paper, the author has attempted to give a picture of fire fighting in Richmond from the very earliest tiems up to the Fire Bureau as it exists and functions today.
Morecock, Donald Lee, "A history of the Richmond, Virginia, Fire Department" (1958). Master's Theses. 781.