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New Orleans Fire Department


In 1829 a group of men joined to together to fight fires. These volunteers went under the name of the Firemen's Charitable Association, the (FCA), a title it was to keep for 62 years. In 1891, when the paid Fire Department became a reality, the title was officially changed to the New Orleans Fire Department, (NOFD).

  New Orleans Fire Department

http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOFD/


 

Fireman's Charitable Association Roll Book 

Name Company Admitted Exempt Died
Buhler Anton.1 Vigilant No. 3 23 Feb 1854 6 May 1860 4 Oct 1874

 

Fireman's Charitable Association Widows and Orphans Roll Book

Widow No. of Co. Residence Orphans Retired Died
Buhler A.2 V3

Verret bet. Delaronde and Pelican Ave.

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Vigilant Fire Company No. 3

List of Exempt Members who have taken the Oath of Allegiance

Description Page
Cover sheeet signed by F[ranz] Meyer, Secretary Exempt with the embossed seal of Vigilant Fire Company No. 3. 3 1
List of Exempt members of Vigilant Fire Company No. 3 indicating those that have taken the Oath of Allegiance, those who are registered enemies and subjects of foreign governments.4 2

 

Fireman's Charitable Association
Members' Parole of Honor
Description Page
Signatures of active members of Company No. 7  [or No. 1?] attecting to their Parole of Honor. 5 1

 

Notes:


1. Anton Buhler entry, New Orleans Louisiana Firemen's Charitable Association Roll book, 1820ís-1890's, page 28. Filmed by The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah,  Film No.: 961712. [Image scanned 9 Aug 2008 by George L. Buhler Jr., 16034 Glenbrook Knoll Lane, Houston, Texas, 77095, from a copy in possession of same.]    

2. A. Buhler entry, New Orleans Louisiana Firemen's Charitable Association Widows and Orphans Roll book, page 3. Filmed by The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah,  Film No.: 961713. [Image scanned 9 Aug 2008 by George L. Buhler Jr., 16034 Glenbrook Knoll Lane, Houston, Texas, 77095, from a copy in possession of same.] 

3. Vigilant Fire Company Number Three, list of exempt members. Fire Department collection, box 1, folder 8, piece 1. Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

4. Vigilant Fire Company Number Three, list of exempt members. Fire Department collection, box 1, folder 8, piece 2. Fire Department collection, Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

5. Firemen's Charitable Association list. Fire Department collection, box 1, folder 9. Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.


From Thomas O'Connor, editor, History of the Fire Department of New Orleans from the earliest days to the present time; including the original volunteer department, the Firemen's Charitable Association, and the paid department down to 1895 (New Orleans: 1895), 126. 


The 1840's-era Vigilant No. 3 fire house at North Galvez Street and Esplanade Avenue. These three photographs were taken during the demolition in the 1950's to build a new fire house which stands abandoned today.

Courtesy of Louisiana Division/City Archives, New Orleans Public Library. Photograph by Leon Trice.

Courtesy of Louisiana Division/City Archives, New Orleans Public Library. Photograph by Leon Trice.

Courtesy of Louisiana Division/City Archives, New Orleans Public Library. Photograph by Leon Trice.


 

Steam Fire Engine at the New Orleans Fire Department Museum and Educational Center. This steam fire engine was built by the Ahrens Fire Engine company of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1896 for the City Of New Orleans.

Photograph taken 4 June 2003 by George L. Buhler courtesy of firefighter Michael Williams.

 

updated 9 August 2014


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