Detroit Fire Department History – Flying Squadrons

Today in DFD history – 1908

Detroit Fire became the first department in the nation to use a gasoline propelled auto as a fire apparatus.

two flying squads

Detroit’s Flying Squadorn – the left side is from a postcard.

It was a 6-cylinder Packard.  Dubbed the “Flying Squadron”, it responded to box alarms staffed with 10 men.  The first Flying Squadron was stationed at E. Larned at St. Antoine, Flying Squadron Engine 30.

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