Scope and Content Note

The series contains original manuscript lists and typescript transcriptions of lists of paid, volunteer, and "honorary" firefighters attached to hose companies, steamer companies, and fire departments throughout New York State. The lists may provide local reports on residency requirements for firefighters, and transcribed totals for each county were apparently routinely reported by the Fire Marshal. Lists include the name of each fire company; its county; the names and addresses of individual firefighters; and total personnel for the company. Typically the fire chief and assistant(s) are designated. There is an apparently unique addition to one list providing additional information on trucks and equipment, the number of fire plugs in the community, and footage of hose.