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Welcome to the new youngstownfire.com. Since its founding in 1998, this site has been dedicated to the men and women of the Youngstown Fire Department past and present. It is my hope that this new format for the site will make it easier to share information on the YFD and its history. Your input and additions are always welcome, look for the "On the Box" logo on the right or email us at webmaster@youngstownfire.com.

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Today in YFD History

  • 1945 A 3-alarm fire causes $75,000 damage to the Ice and Fuel Company at Oak Hill and Ridge Ave on the south side of the city. Fire crews spent 2 days on the scene.

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Here is an interesting Fire Department Bulletin for Station 11 @ Poland and Jones St. It is dated July 18, 1935 and it details how department apparatus should be reported. At this time, the department only had 11 stations, Stations 2 through 12. There was no downtown fire station at this time. ... See MoreSee Less

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INFORMATION WANTED - I'm looking for any information, pictures, articles on fire call boxes in Youngstown for my next big project. If you have a box in your collection, can you post or send me a photo? If you have any documents regarding the call boxes in Youngstown, can you scan and send me a copy? I appreciate any help anyone out there can provide. Thanks, Greg. ... See MoreSee Less

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