The Last LAFD Fire Horse
Brian Humphrey notes an anniversary last week in Los Angeles:
The last movement by fire horse of LAFD apparatus from a fire station took place on July 19, 1921 when the legendary 1905 Gorter Water Tower was moved from Fire Station 24 to the municipal shops to be motorized.
Though it was proudly returned to service on October 13, 1921, it was without the familiar and in many ways beloved "clip-clop" of the faithful and bright-eyed fire horses that so proudly served our city.
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Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
Also on FireGeezer…
- LAFD reduces Light Force staffing to put 11 additional ambulances on the road – April 30, 2013
- First LAFD hiring since 2009 – August 1, 2012
- LAFD gets $1.6M to staff 11 ambulances with overtime crews until June – May 7, 2013
- “Long-nosing” … a practice lost to technology – January 22, 2013