City of Orlando Fire Station No. 1, 2004

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Title

City of Orlando Fire Station No. 1, 2004

Alternative Title

City of Orlando Fire Station No. 1

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
Fire stations--Florida
Fire trucks

Description

The City of Orlando Fire Station No. 1, located at the corner of North Magnolia Avenue and Wall Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2004. Inspired by a fire in 1883, Orlando's first volunteer fire department was established by William C. Sherman, who would be named Fire Chief. The organization also included Ben Bartlett, Tom Mann, J. Walter Hosier, J. W. Gettier, and Macy. The team used a hose, hose reel, bucket brigade, and a painter's ladder to extinguish fires. A major fire in 1884 and an article written by E. H. Gore in The Orange County Reporter resulted in the official organization of the Orlando Fire Department in 1885, with John Weeks as the first official Fire Chief.

On March 25, 1919, Firehouse No. 1 moved from its original location on Oak Street (present-day Wall Street) to a new location at 19 North Main Street (present-day Magnolia Avenue). The new station cost $17,708 to construct and the old station was abandoned. In 2006, the Fire Department announced that a new Fire Station No. 1 would be located at 78 West Central Boulevard. The new building would be the three lower floors of a nine-story high-rise and would serve as the new headquarters for the City of Orlando Fire Department. The new fire station opened on December 2, 2009.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital image by Thomas Cook, 2004: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2004

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

569 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

City of Orlando Fire Station No. 1, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"History of the Orlando Fire Department." City of Orlando: Orlando Fire Department. http://www.cityoforlando.net/fire/History%20of%20OFD.htm#1986.

Transcript

City of Orlando
Fire Station No.1

ENGINE 101

RESCUE 1
HAZMAT 1

HEAVY RESCUE 1

ENGINE 1

TOWER 1

CITY OF ORLANDO HEAVY RESCUE 1

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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