Fire Service Contributors & Legends

Historical Figures Who Have Impacted the American Fire Service

Garrett Morgan

From humble beginnings as the son of former slaves, Garrett Morgan is now recognized for his amazing, lifesaving inventions.

Dr. Harry M. Archer

Dr. Harry Archer epitomized the term “Fire Buff” and spent over six decades in service to the F.D.N.Y.

Alexander Joy Cartwright

Did you know that the game of baseball (as we know it today) was actually founded by firefighters? One of the most prominent pioneers of baseball in America was Alexander Joy Cartwright.

Molly Williams

Born a slave in New York City, Molly Williams is the first known female firefighter in the United States.