Tucson Fire Department
The Tucson Fire Association, Tucson Fire Company and Tucson Hook and Ladder Company formed the first Tucson fire department under the fumes of cigar smoke in the Gem Saloon on Congress Street in the early 1880s.
While the volunteers had the will to fight fires, technology and city support still needed to catch up.
Published: December 31, 2009 at 8:39 am
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