February 5, 1985 – Fire at 12 1/2 Street SW

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Fire at 12 1/2 Street SW on February 5, 1985. The fire occurred at shift change ( around 7am). Pictured in the yard is Pat Taylor on the left, Baron Gibson, and Billy Word. Captain Hanks is on the roof in the yellow helmet, other two have not been identified. Thanks to Baron Gibson for sending in the picture.

Notice the long black coats. Those were worn by recruits up until about 2000. My recruit school wore them. Thank God for PBI. Also notice the type of flashlight that the firefighter has in his hand at the top of the ladder. Some of the firemen have on 3/4 boots and some have on night pants. All signs of the times.

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