Talk:Birmingham Fire Station No. 2

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The 1885 date conflicts with what is said in the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service article. That article would also seem to conflict with itself regarding the first chief and when the department was organized (1872 as stated or 1882 as given for the first chief on the list)? --Lkseitz 08:20, 17 March 2011 (PDT)

  • I don't have it all worked out, but there's a lag between having a "Birmingham Fire Department" in existence and the later organization of them as a "professional department" --Dystopos 08:27, 17 March 2011 (PDT)
  • The professional (paid) Birmingham Fire Department, now known as the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department, was organized as a city department in 1872. Before then it was neighborhood fire companies and volunteers, and they were integrated into the Department when it was organized (or, in some cases, when the neighborhood was annexed by the city). --Jared Johnson 16:03, 18 March 2011 (PDT)


The original location, "the northeast corner of 19th Street and Avenue D" and the "relocated" location, "a new building at 1900 4th Avenue South", are actually the same location. Perhaps the station temporarily relocated so a new building could be built on the site of the original? --Lkseitz 08:32, 23 February 2012 (PST)