|St. Augustine Fire Department
MC 17 Fire Department Equipment
St. Augustine Historic Society
St. Augustine Fire Department 1887-1899
MC 17 Fire Department Equipment 1887 - 1899 B3, F1
St. Augustine Fla June 6th 1887
To the Hon Board of Aldermen
City of St. Augustine
I would most respectfully state that I cannot serve as Engineer and take care of the steam fire engine for ten (10)
dollars per month. I cannot take care of it for less than 45.00 per month
We, the undersigned property owners of the North City, respectfully call the attention of the Honorable Board of
Aldermen of the City of St. Augustine to the fact that notwithstanding the arrangement made by your Honorable Board
with Mr. Joyce after the fires of April 1887 with regard to the protection of the whole city from fire, notwithstanding
moreover that we are paying taxes for the protection of our property from fire, and that those amongst our member who
own wells have offered them to the city for the purpose of connecting to them the necessary pipes and hydrants and
not withstanding finally that we in common with the citizens, have subscribed towards the purchase of the new Fire
Engines, that our property is absolutely unprotected from fire, there not being a single hydrant north of the city gates.
We pray therefore that this important matter may be considered by the Honorable Board of Aldermen and that some
steps may be taken to place such pipes and hydrants as may be necessary before the paving of the shell road.
D. L Masters
M. T. Masters
L. N. Benet
L Alexander MD
S B Mane
F. F. Andreu
M. R. Cooper
H. H. Williams
Mathias J Capallia
F H Greatorex
J. W. Wotz
? ? O B. Simth
R B Barnett
P. H. Evans
C. E. Segui
I V. Drysdale
A. B. Philips
M. J. Meaden
J. E Garrison M. D.
F S. Manson
H. B. Baris
M E. Cunningham
C. F. Collins
G. J. Ballard
April 16, 1888
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St. Augustine Fla
August 21st 1893
To the Hon. Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Augustine
We, the undersigned respectfully petition your honorable body that we are desirous of re-organizing the St. Augustine
Bucket Brigade # 1.
We are at present members of the Ancient City Hook and Ladder Co. but find that the truck is more than we can handle.
Peter Pomar, Foreman
Oliver Masters, Asst. Forman
Robt Lawler 2nd
Frank Alexander Secretary
Geo Pellicier Treasurer
A. J. Pellicer Jr. 1st Lieut.
F. H. Greatorex, Captain Commanding
M. T. Masters, 2nd Lieut.
St. Augustine Guards,
Co., B 1st. Batt. F. S. T.
St Augustine Fla., Oct 18th 1893
To the Honor the city council of the city of St. Augustine
I would very respectfully state to your Hon Body. that recently there was purchased for engine no 2 1 ton of soft coal
this evening while examining said engine room I find that Co No. 2 has scarcely $1.00 of coal on hand a total
insufficiency in case of an emergency. I find also by investigation that certain locks have been broken and said coal
taken away from the engine house. I would respectfully ask your Honorable body to procure or empower me to procure
2 tons of soft coal, also locks for engine house.
My reason for asking your Hon Body for the above is the lack of interest taken by our Chief in ordering same. I will
further state that Engine No. 2 has as I said above, about $1 coal on hand
1st Asst Chief St. Augustine Fire Department.
To the Honorable City council of the City of St. Augustine, Fla.
The officers and Members of the Ancient City Hook and Ladder Co. No 1 do hereby recommend the appointment of W.
Milford Ingraham Esq for Chief and C. H. Dewell Esq for Asst Chief of the Fire Department of St. Augustine for the
Feby 20 1888
St Augustine Fla
Feb 15, 1888
To the President and Respective Board of Alderman in Council Assembled
I have the honor to present to your honorable body the name of W. M. Ingraham for Chief of Fire Dept St Augustine Fla
and Charles H. Dinell for assistant Chief said candidates those elected by the unanimous vote of Fire Engine Company
No. 1 and said company pray their confirmation
of F E No 1
E J Houstin
2 / 2/ 88
To the Honorable President and members of the City Council
St. Augustine Fla
The Ponce de Leon Engine House Co #2 Present for your consideration the names of M. I. Masters for chief and M.
Huich for asst. Chief of the fire department for the ensuing year.
The Ponce de Leon Fire Co
To the Honorable City council of St. Augustine Fla
Gentlemen: The Officers and members of the St. Augustine Bucket Brigade do hereby recommend the appointment of
W. Milford Ingraham for Chief and C. H. Dewell for Asst. Chief of the Fire Department of St. Augustine for the ensuing
Sec St. A B B No. 1
Feby 25th 1888
An Ordinance Organizing Steam Fire Engne Company Number Two.
Whereas Fire Engine Company No. two heretofore existing as a steam fire engine company of the city of St. Augustine
has disbanded and Whereas M. T. Masters, J. Pomar, F. F. Andrea and others, did petition the City Council of said City
for permission to reorganize such fire company which petition was on the 1st day of December A. D. 1897, granted by
said City Council and the ordinance in such case made and provided, having been complied with.
Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, in Council assembled:
Section 1. A steam fire engine company to be known and designated as "Steam Fire Engine Company Number Two" is
hereby formed and created and shall compose a part of the Fire Department of the City of St. Augustine and the
members thereof are hereby declared entitled to all the privileges and subject to the provisions to the ordinances of
said City relating to the creation and organization of a Fire Department for said City.
Section 2. The members of such Company upon its organization shall consist of the following named persons: M. T.
Masters, J. Pomar, F. F. Andrea, E. E. Boyce, J. N. Pomar, John Xinnine, Chas. Perry, J. R. Palmer, Philip Capo, B. E.
Pacetti, J. E. Wilson, J. L. Canova, O. G. Masters, F. Benet, Joe Andreu, W. Masters, J. Bridier, C. E. Segui, O.
Iwanoski, W. Capo and Duncan Stewart.
This ordinance shall take effect as soon as published.