"Running with the masheen..."

Metamora Hose Company 29
21st Street, 1863.
Noted for dousing the flames of Mayor Opdyke's house during the Draft Riots.

Washington Hose
Washington Hose Company
43rd Street, 1859-1865.

Clearing the way at Broadway & Prince St.

Atlantic Hose 1
Atlantic Hose Co. 1
Brooklyn Fire Department
responds to a fire on Furman Street, circa 1855.
It is believed that a hose wagon in the Museum of the City of New York is the one pictured here.

Night Alarm
"The Night Alarm - Start her lively boys."
Currier & Ives lithograph from "The Life of a Fireman" series, 1854.

The styles of badges used by the N.Y.F.D. between
1860 and 1865. They represent, from l. to r., engine companies, ladder companies, and hose companies.

Foreman (seated center) and five members of Zephyr Hose Co. 4, Brooklyn Fire Department (Eastern District), circa 1866. Zephyr Hose was located on South 3rd St. in Williamsburg.
Painting by John Quigg (foreman of Mechanics' Hose 47) depictin Foreman John Hamill (1853-1863) of Hudson Engine Co. 1, and unknown Asst. Foreman with initials "H.M."
Courtesy of Joe Kaminski

Engine 32
Unidentified portrait of fireman from "Bunker Hill" Engine Co. 32, located in Hester Street until being disbanded in 1858.
Courtesy of Joe Kaminski