Fire Department


Fire Department


Photographs and Documents from the Council Bluffs Fire Department. Donated to the Council Bluffs Public Library Special Collections in 2017.

Collection Items

Horse drawn hose cart
Horse drawn hose cart. Driver Chas. Wilson.

Fire Department Photo
Council Bluffs Fire Dept. 1885.

Horse Cart
Horse cart, rescue #3

Station 3
Rescue #3 - Site of present Central Station

Fire Station 4
#4 - 1st & Broadway - Frank Covalt, John Bates, John Olsen, John McGill, Chas. Watts, J.N. Cochran and Marion Stevens

Fire of 1888
Summer of 1888 in front of Station #4 109 W. Broadway

Station 3
Station 3

1908 Fire Department
1903 Fire Department

State Fireman Tournament
17th Annual Tournament, Iowa State Firemen's Association. June 6th to 9th. Held in Council Bluffs

Jim and Jack
Jim & Jack Champion Fire Team

Jim and Jack
Jim & Jack Champion Fire Team

Central Station
Central Station. Ed Walker Sr. on crutches, lost his foot under hose wagon while training. Given lifetime job to drive Chiefs buggy and later Chief's car, for 25 years with a wooden leg.

Jim and Jack
World's Champion Fire Team Jim and Jack

1st Truck
1st Truck - Webb

Fire Department Photo
Council Bluffs Fire Department

Lou and Herb
Lou and Herb in front of Central Station. Cotter, Stevens, Scofield, and Telpner.

La France Fire House 4

Fire Station 5
#5 19th Ave. & 8th Street. 20 gal. chemical tank.

Jerry and Charlie
Last team Jerry & Charlie at station #5. 19th ave. & 8th. - P.Graves, Act. Driver. G. Fauble, Act. Capt.
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