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Fort Worth Fire Department celebrates 125 years

Posted Dec. 6, 2018

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Mayor Betsy Price joins Chief Jim Davis and FWFD leadership to celebrate the department’s 125 years of service.

Since 1893, the Fort Worth Fire Department has served the Fort Worth with pride, passion, professionalism and compassion. FWFD has evolved from a 34-member department with horse-drawn equipment to a state-of-the-art all-hazards department with 925 firefighters.

Mayor Betsy Price and the City Council declared Dec. 4 as Fort Worth Fire Department Day in the city.

“The Fort Worth Fire Department has a long history of being one of the most outstanding departments in the country, thanks to strong leadership through the years and devoted service from hundreds of men and women,” Mayor Price said.

View a slideshow of historic FWFD photos.

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