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We Will Never Forget

   Worcester 6     

December 3, 1999

FDNY 343 

 September 11, 2001

Division 1
Updated On: May 28, 2009

photo from the collection of Ed Morrissey

 In 1912, the title, Deputy Fire Chief, came into use in the Cambridge Fire Department. Prior to this time, the titles, Assistant Chief and District Chief were used. In 1914, the Deputy Fire Chief was quartered with Engine 5 and Fire Headquarters in the new fire house in Inman Square, 1384 Cambridge Street. From 1914 until 1934, the Deputy Fire Chief was located at the Inman Square firehouse. On 25 February 1934, the Deputy Fire Chief was relocated to new quarters at the new Fire Headquarters at 491 Broadway.

photo from the collection of Ed Morrissey

On 12 June 1956, the city was divided into 2 fire suppression divisions. The downtown division was called Division 1. The Division 1 quarters remained at 491 Broadway until 1973. In 1973, the Division 1 Deputy Chief was relocated to Engine 2 quarters at 378 Massachusetts Av., Lafayette Square. In April of 1981, Division 1 relocated to its present location, the Inman Square firehouse.

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