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Kingston Fire & Rescue, 1915

Firefighter, Fire and Rescue, Kingston, OntarioKingston’s firefighters have long kept the city’s citizens safe from harm. These gentlemen, on parade with the department’s hook and ladder carriage circa 1915, would have had a fair amount to deal with in an age before smoke alarms. In early Autumn, 1893, the British Whig reported one such incident:

This morning about 1:45 fire broke out in a shed belonging to Fred Clark, foreman of the Kingston & Pembroke roundhouse, on Grove Street. He was awakened by the whistling of a K&P engine which was passing

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