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Dick and Sam were gray horses that were employed by the Fire Department for 14 years.
Read about the salary strike in 1918 that lead to 26 Firefighters walking off the job on September 16, 1918.
Browse through a list of major fires in Lafayette during 1840 to 1940 and 1946 to present.
The Fire Department tests a motorized fire engine in April of 1911 and a month later they purchase 1 of their own.
Browse through photos of the Fire Department and all the changes they went through from 1830 to 1971
Lafayette got their 1st steam engine in 1863 and the men started to experiment with how the machine worked.
Learn about how the bucket brigades began and how the Fire Department evolved to steam engines.