Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.013.011.a-d
Collection Chattanooga Fire Department Collection
Description Clippings about the history of the Chattanooga Fire Department.

a) News-Free Press article dated October 7, 1984. Byline Bob Sherrill. Headline: "Chattanooga's Fire Department Has Long, Glorious History." An editor's note calls Bob Sherrill a retired newspaper photographer and honorary member of the Chattanooga Fire Dept. The article tells about the founding of the department and has three historic photos.

b) Typed manuscript containing verbatim parts of article (a). Stamped with Bob Sherrill's name and address.

c) Chattanooga Times photo with caption dated February 27, 1987. Headline "Fire Drill!" The photo shows three firemen carrying out a fourth volunteer playing a casualty. This was during a drill for fighting fires in a high-rise building. Photo credit Jeff Guenther.

d) News-Free Press articles dated October 9, 1988. Top Headline: "Fire Chief's Bravery Checked 1908 Blaze on Cherry." Byline Bob Sherrill. Bottom Headline: "Smoke Detectors Urged Here During Fire Prevention Week." Byline Mark Dickinson. The top article has historic photos of Fire Chiefs T. S. Wilcox and John Garner, along with a photo of Engine Company No. 3 at 513 Georgia Ave. The bottom article has a photo of Mayor Gene Roberts meeting with Fire Department officers and representatives from Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Date 1984-1988
Extent of Description a) 14.50" x 13.00"
b) 8.50" x 30.75"
c) 5.00" x 8.25"
d) 13.75" x 16.75"
Accession number 2016.013