Forged In Fire

Purchase your copy of Forged In Fire Forged in Fire is the first full-length account of the 114-year history of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, from the October 1900 organization of the first hook-and-ladder company to the present. Researched and written by William A. Palmer, Jr., the department’s chaplain, the book also includes ten […]

History of West Point Volunteer Fire Department

The history of American cities and towns often is written in flame. Before modern innovations in heating, lighting, and cooking technologies, frame structures and open flames frequently united with disastrous results. The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed an unrelenting chronicle of massive urban fires, of which those that devastated Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco […]