IDITAROD, AK: APRIL 4, 1911 — Fire raged through the business section of this mining boomtown and destroyed nearly every building, with a loss of more than $75,000. A week later, residents voted 259 to 56 to incorporate and then immediately moved to consider the fire protection problem...
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PAUL HASHAGEN, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a retired FDNY firefighter who was assigned to Rescue 1 in Manhattan. He is also an ex-chief of the Freeport, NY, Fire Department. Hashagen is the author of FDNY: The Bravest, An Illustrated History 1865–2002, the official history of the New York City Fire Department, and other fire service books. His latest novel, Fire of God, is available at dmcfirebooks.com.