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|Name:||Victor S. Duncan, Sr.|
|Comments:||I am 59 years young & although I presently live in St. Louis Mo.now into my 2nd year, I can't wait to come home next month. I also lived 25 years in Tallahassee before moving to Decatur, Ga & I always wanted to see Jax being put on the map finally I think because of the Jaguars. We only need to win some games. I never hesitant to represent my hometown. I remember the 50's & 60's, that big fire on Forsyth or Adams St. at the Firestone in 63. I was so excited & impressed watching the fireman fight that fire we could see from our house on 2nd St. between Whitner & Barnett. My dad retired from the Railway Express Agency on Myrtle Ave. & we watched from there. I am stll proud of you guys!|
|Comments:||We visited the JF Museum last month with the Victorian Society in America. Great Museum!
When I asked the guide whether he's familiar with the fire research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he was not.
My brother-in-law is in much demand as a speaker, teaching fire department leaders how to save firefighters' lives. He's up for a major national federal employee award for his work. See
The home web site for the work is http://www.nist.gov/el/fire_research/
I believe you should become familiar with this work.
His email is Daniel.Madrzykowski@nist.gov
Best Wishes for Saving Firemen's lives.
|Comments:||Haven't visited the museum but will after visiting the website!|
|Comments:||My father was a Jacksonville fire fighter for many years , I was very proud of him and Jacksonville firemen . Recently I had a visit to the firemen's museum , I was some what disappointed in the condition of the building . I saw water damage to the ceiling and possible termite damage to the building . I was under the impression that there was no funding to maintain this treasured relic .I could not nor do I want to believe that there is not enough funding in Jacksonville to preserve this Great History we have . I recently read that the sports complex was to receive 1.2 million dollars for a new high definition sign that could possibly bring in big name leagues , are you telling me that on any given night , day , time , minute , there is a fire fighter , a rescue waiting to jump to save a life , a child , a person and we can't remember them by having a museum that honors there efforts in Jacksonville history , but you can buy a 1.2 million dollar sign ? Preserve the history of this great town and honor those who not only gave there lives , but for those who would and will for others .Treasure our history . April Anders Journey , daughter of Arthur [Andy] Anders .|
|Comments:||I live here in Jacksonvile. When my sister and her family came for 4 days, we visited your museum. What a wonderful place of history. Thanks alot.|
|Comments:||Very nice site. Keep up the great work and stay safe!|
|Comments:||Very cool museum.
Fire Trucks USA
|Comments:||Love the site. I look forward to visiting the museum on my next trip to Jacksonville. My grandfathers were both members of the JFD, Harold Collins and Preston Smoak.|
Your site here is wonderful , however that picture listed to be my grandad (George E Hare) still perplexes me and as much as I am told he didnt like having his picture made I am almost confident he would prefer one that resembled him as much as I would on your site. If I can help in any way my original offer of help is still available.
|Comments:||Looking forward to visiting the museum and the city of Jacksonville in mid-June...|
|Comments:||Nice museum? Been by four times. Always locked up. Is it ever open?|
|Comments:||So Cool!!!! JFRD is AWESOME!!!!!!!! So much history!!!|
|Comments:||I am interested in a tour for our second graders. We went there in 2008 and 2007 and had a wonderful time.|
|Name:||Van Rentergem Maurice|
|Comments:||I find this wonderful and vist this place at 1998 ,I'm a firefighter from out Belgium;We visit this place togehter whit the fir Observers Belgium.Good works|
|Name:||Van Rentergem Maurice|
|Comments:||I find this wonderful and vist this place at 1998|
|Comments:||Nice site. Keep up the great work! Have a safe and happy new year.|
|Comments:||awesome site - great info|
|Comments:||The museum is a great place. The JFRD holds a special place in my heart. My grandfather was Phelmer Barber who served on the JFRD for 20 years and retired in the 1960's. He passed away 2 years ago at age 96 and up to that point was Jacksonville's oldest living retired firefighter.
My father was Ernest Brown who joined the department in 1950 and retired in 1972. He served at stations 17 and station 15 and in the fire marshal's office. My dad passed away this past May. He and my grandfather both helped fight the Roosevelt Hotel fire. They were both very much part of the fire history of Jacksonville and I miss them greatly.
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job of preserving the memories of this great fire department.
|Comments:||Richard P. Morphew was my cousin. Loosing him leaves a large space in our family that no one else can fill.
|Name:||Sharon Carlan Brown|
|Comments:||My father was Delmer Carlan. It has always been an honor to of been association with the Jacksonville Fire Department. Thank you for all of your hard work.|
|Comments:||I was in Jacksonville on 3/12/09 from Huntsville, Al. and my brothers and I visited (one a retired JSO Police Officer) and this is a very well maintained and thought out museum. The lady, FF that runs it takes a whole lot of pride in what she is doing and I was very glad that we decided to make a visit to the museum, she made it a great visit. Thanks a lot from Huntsville, Al.|
|Comments:||Interesting web site. I would like to schedule a private tour for Fire Chief "Butch" Bolton of Pompano Beach, FL.|
|Name:||Charles (Bill) Scholl, Lt/Medic retired|
|Comments:||Good job creating the fire dept museum. As a young, impressionable 18 year old, I started my 27 year fire dept career as a Jax. volunteer at sta 20 and 28 in 1973-74. The leadership and guidance provided by firefighter Whimpi Pringle and Capt Wright inspired me to a wonderful life. Viewing the fd museum revived some of those memories. God speed and keep taking those pictures!|
|Comments:||Just found this website. It is very interesting and I am looking forward to the "coming attractions".
Visited the Museum last year with my grandchildren and was very impressed with the museum and its curator.
Keep up the good work.
|Comments:||Thanks for this special museum. It must be quite a place.|
|Name:||Christi & Alex|
|Comments:||Hi Linda! I am so sorry I didn't e-mail you like I said I would. I lost your card! I hope you get this! Alex misses you! He still wears his "fire capt" hat all the time! I hope all is well with you! Take care!! We miss viseting the musium!|
|Comments:||great site,also great info and history on jfrd.|
|Comments:||Hellow friends, my father was a avid metal detector for 20 years, he passed in 2003, I am his son he left me all his diggings in those diggings which a big majority was done at "the dig", which was a place where a lot of the burnt stuff from Jacksonville's fire of 1901 was, I have made several inquires via telephone to find out who was the fireman with the badge number 117, and if he has family and do they want his badge because he might have died in the line of duty of something, thank you for any help.
|Comments:||I look forward to visiting the museum!|
|Comments:||Great site for a great Department.|
|Comments:||I posted below. Here is my new email...|
|Comments:||Brantley County, Georgia|
|Name:||Orlando Firefighters Pipes and Drums|
|Comments:||Thank you very much to the Jacksonville Fire Museum for the great visit. Also, thanks for letting us warm up in your great museum.
|Comments:||My great-grandfather was W.Q. Dowling. Chief of Jacksonville FD from 1933 to 1943. I have photos of JFD from the early 1900's if anyone is interested.|
|Comments:||I am a 59 year old emergency room doctor from Québec.I had the great honor of working with Jaksonville Rescue out of Memorial hospital 1977 78 with officer Hayes.
Everyone was wonderful to me and I cherish the memories.We started our own rescue in my hometown and I am very proud of it.I am going to write you.I would love a picture of the modular rescue of circa 1978 and Jacksonville Memorial.I blew out my aortic valve 2 years ago while doing
a code on a young lady polytrauma but she made it
now I am the fuckee and not the fucker,being a patient ain't all it is cracked up to be.The head of our regional trauma unit is docteur Marcel Martin,he can do a bowel resection while eating a sandwich and wathching a football game ,he is proud to be a Jacksonville alum.God bless you all and don't forget to order grits for breakfast.Jean-Charles
|Comments:||Visit our site sometime at the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 in Louisiana.|
|Comments:||I did not have time to see the whole museum this time but what I did see was outstanding I plan to come back soon and see all of what you have.|
|Comments:||School research project on the 1901 Fire.|
|Comments:||this website really helps with my history fair project on the great fire of 1901|
|Name:||Capt.Bill and Carol Knight|
|Comments:||Very nice ,WE loved going to the museum years ago and hope we can visit reak soon Bill has been retired almost 17 yrs and I worked for the Fire and Rescue Data dept.for 12 years . Keep the good work|
|Comments:||Great website! Glad to see you are archiving your photos and other history. Best of luck!|
|Comments:||Hi guys! 10 Fire Observers landed a few hours ago at San Francisco. Tomorrow, their training and ride along programm will begin. Check out the blog for daily pic's and reports. ps: comments are in English as well|
|Comments:||LINDA TREADWELL IS SO VERY GREAT!|
|Comments:||Hi Linda! How you're doing? I'm Charlie, one of the Belgian Fire Observers who were in Jax in november '05. I was assigned to station 1. Last week I ran through some pictures and you were on them too! Remember the farewell diner at the Mongolian bbq and the Crazy Horse....? In 2 weeks a group of 10 Fire Observers will be leaving for Oakland, CA. They're our host for a new training period and ride alongs. I've created a webblog so everybody can follow the prep's and their adventures. Check it out on http://oakland2006.skynetblogs.be Take care!|
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