Reading a historical biography is to take a journey into the past. This can give us a greater understanding of how things were, and perhaps why things were done a certain way. Knowing and understanding this may lead us to a better comprehension of how things came to be today.
Our biographies section is just getting started. Our hope is that many of you will join in the effort to develop these stories, do research, and help with writing. We welcome retired Tiburon Chief Rosemary Bliss to this cause, and look forward to her biography of Tiburon Chief Frank Buscher.
Our new content for this week includes the start of the biography on Chief Charles R. Reilley, Marin County FD, retired in 1962. Part I covers his early life up until enlisting in the Army just prior to World War I.
Read it here:
We have also started the history page on the Tamalpais Valley FPD, with photo contributions from Chief Tim Exline, Sonoma County DES, retired.
See the photos here:
Our Blog announces new site content, and gives the context of the topic and it's relationship to fire service history. Written by Tom Forster.