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New York State War Council Division of Civilian Protection State Fire Administrator Local Personnel and Equipment Inventories

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains correspondence, memoranda, and inventory forms enumerating local war councils' available firefighting personnel and equipment, which was surveyed by the State Fire Administrator to measure the state's capabilities and needs. The State Fire Administrator was appointed to coordinate the work of preparing local fire departments for emergencies caused by possible enemy bombing. Items inventoried include: pumpers and related equipment; personnel; first aid equipment; motorized firefighting or related equipment; fire alarms and sirens; and hose supplies.
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11 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1942-1945
Series Number:
A4357

Arrangement

Arranged by inventory type, then alphabetical by year.

Scope and Content Note

The State Fire Administrator was appointed to coordinate the work of preparing local fire departments for the emergencies caused by possible enemy bombing. This series contains correspondence, memoranda, and inventory forms enumerating local war councils' available fire fighting personnel and equipment which was surveyed by the State Fire Administrator to measure the state's capabilities and needs.

A general inventory of each local councils' equipment was conducted in 1943 and 1945, though other inventories were made on specific types of equipment at other times. Items inventoried include: pumpers and related equipment; personnel; first aid equipment; motorized fire fighting or related equipment; fire alarms and sirens; and hose supplies.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Processing Information

This series was originally accessioned as boxes 346A, 382, 385, 393-396, 398, 403-404, and 456 of old collection #77, accession -71.

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