Firefighters Memorial

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Title

Firefighters Memorial

Description

Black stone tablet, flanked by two benches of the same material. The inscription quotes a New York Fire Department chief, and the list of names of all of the Portland fireman who have died on duty.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

circa 1990

Medium

Marble

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

1899-1911
1903
1993

Historical Marker Item Type Metadata

Inscription

"I HAVE NO AMBITION IN THIS WORLD BUT ONE, AND THAT IS TO BE A FIREMAN. THE POSITION MAY, IN THE EYES OF SOME, APPEAR TO BE A LOWLY ONE; BUT WE WHO KNOW THE WORK WHICH A FIREMAN HAS TO DO BELIEVE HIS IS A NOBLE CALLING. OUR PROUDEST MOMENT IS TO SAVE... LIVES. UNDER THE IMPULSE OF SUCH THOUGHTS THE NOBILITY OF THE OCCUPATION THRILLS US AND STIMULATES US TO DEEDS OF DARING, EVEN OF SUPREME SACRIFICE." CHIEF EDWARD F. CROCKER F. D. N. Y 1899-1911
DEPARTMENT MEMBERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY


HOSEMAN THOMAS W. BURNHAM
ENGINE 2
APRIL 28, 1903
HOSEMAN CLARENCE A. JOHNSON
ENGINE 3
MAY 22, 1903
HOSEMAN CHARLES W. BARRETT
ENGINE 1
OCTOBER 2, 1908
DEPUTY CHIEF WILLIAM H. STEELE
DISTRICT 2
JANUARY 1, 1913
LIEUTENANT RALPH H. ELDRIDGE
CHEMICAL 1
JANUARY 2, 1913
HOSEMAN Harry E. Harmon
ENGINE 6
MARCH 18, 1913
LADDERMAN Ralph E. Smith
LADDER 4
SEPTEMBER 4,
1915
CAPTAIN James C. Kent
ENGINE 6
MAY 21, 1921
LINEMAN John M. Hardy
ELECTRICAL
MAY 13, 1926
PRIVATE Edward F. Fowler
CHEMICAL 1
FEBRUARY 17, 1930
LIEUTENANT Walter M. Jackson
ENGINE 1
MAY 13, 1932
PRIVATE Walter P. Webster
LADDER 5
AUGUST 22, 1932
PRIVATE Thomas L. Walsh
ENGINE 8
FEBRUARY 24, 1945
CAPTAIN Frank J. Mullins
ENGINE 1
MAY 3, 1952
CAPTAIN John E. Tolan
ENGINE 6
AUGUST 27, 1956
PRIVATE Thomas G. O'Connor
LADDER 3
JULY 12,1960
LIEUTENANT William E. Nugent, Jr.
ENGINE 1
NOVEMBER 18, 1970
CAPTAIN John F. Rafferty
RESCUE 1
JANUARY 30, 1972
FIREFIGHTER Joseph E. Cavallaro, Jr.
ENGINE 1
MARCH 24, 1980
FIREFIGHTER Frank E. Cowan
LADDER 1
SEPTEMBER 14, 1993

Files

DSC_1211.JPG

Citation

“Firefighters Memorial,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed February 23, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/301.

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