Johnson City Firefighting

Johnson City Firefighting

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With compelling photographs dating from 1889 to the present, Johnson City Firefighting portrays not only the spectacular fires that this south-central New York State city has experienced over the years but also the founding, growth, and personnel of the Johnson City Fire Department. This fire history is notable because of the man for whom the community is named: shoe manufacturer George F. Johnson. To keep his factories safe, Johnson paid for fire stations, equipment, advanced alarm systems, and even early sprinkler systems.In 1888, G. Harry began construction of his new shoe factory, which he named the Pioneer Factory. The area in which the Pioneer Factory was built, he named Lester-Shire. Hundreds of employees were hired to fill positions in the Pioneeranbsp;...

Title:Johnson City Firefighting
Author: Robert G. Blakeslee, Michael J. McCann
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2007

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