Edison Firefighting

Eugene A. Enfield Jr

During the early part of the 20th century, five separate volunteer fire companies independently organized to protect separate sections of Raritan Township, currently known as Edison.

The township was divided by fire districts, each containing elected fire commissioners with political and economic power. In 1926, the first career firefighter was hired, and since then, over 250 career firefighters have taken the oath.

Edison Firefighting features images, memorabilia, and photographs from the early days of bucket brigades and horse-drawn carriages to current personnel and apparatus.

Significant fires, explosions, and rescues that Edison, NJ firefighters confronted throughout the years are revealed within this fascinating book.

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About the Author: Eugene A. Enfield Jr., a lifelong resident of Edison Township, has been a career firefighter since 1995. He earned a masterís degree in fire protection management from John Jay College and is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1197. He is donating the royalties from Edison Firefighting to the St. Barnabas Burn Foundation.
SpecificationsArcadia Publishing, 2007
6" x 9" softcover
128 pages, hundreds of B&W photos
ISBN: 978-0-7385-5491-4