Municipal Archives


​​​Dallas Fire-Rescue​ Department Historical Records,
1919-2001​​

Collection 1991-025

Overview

Repository
Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator Dallas Fire-Rescue Department 
Title Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Historical Records
Dates1919-2001
Quantity3.36 linear feet
Abstract Annual reports, images, audio tapes.
Identification 1991-025
Language Records are in English

Scope and Content

Collection consists of annual reports of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department [DFR] along with statistical data, images, and reports.  The reports address expenditures, personnel, and statistics for the fiscal year.  Other materials document the development of staff and public outreach.

 
Dallas had an informal firefighting team during the 1860s.  On July 4, 1872, Dallas' first formal firefighting unit was put into place.  W.C. "Bud" Connor was elected chief of the 14-member, volunteer fire department.  The DFR became a fully-salaried city department in 1885 under Chief Charles Kahn.  

 
In 2000, the DFR changed its name from the Dallas Fire Department to the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department to show more of the department's scope.  As of 2017, the DFR has over 1800 uniformed officers, manages 58 active fire stations, and responds to over 100,000 emergency calls per year.

 

Organization

The collection is arranged chronologically and by material type. 
 

Access

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.
 

Citation

Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Historical Records, 1919-2001 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
 

Related Materials

Collection  1991-098—Publications, 1956-Current

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.). Fire Dept.
 

Container List

BoxFolderDescription, Date
  Manuscripts
[No annual report available for 1960, 1965, 1984, 1988, or 1989.]
 11Annual Report, 1949
 2Annual Report, 1950
 3Annual Report, 1951
 4Annual Report, 1952
 5Annual Report, 1953
 6Annual Report, 1954 (2 copies)
 7Annual Report, 1955 (2 copies)
 8Annual Report, 1956 (2 copies)
 9Annual Report 1 , 1957
 10Annual Report 2, 1957 (copy)
21Annual Report 1, 1958
 2Annual Report 2, 1958 (copy)
 3Annual Report, 1959 (2 copies)
 4Annual Report, 1961 (2 copies)
 5Annual Report, 1962
 6Annual Report, 1963
 7Annual Report, 1964 (2 copies)
 8Annual Report, 1966
 9Annual Report, 1967
 10Annual Report, 1968
 11Annual Report, 1969
31Annual Report, 1970 (2 copies)
 2Annual Report, 1971
 3Annual Report, 1972
 4Annual Report, 1973
 5Annual Report, 1974
 6Annual Report, 1975
 7Annual Report, 1976
 8Annual Report, 1977
 9Annual Report, 1978
 10Annual Report, 1979
 11Annual Report, 1980
 12Annual Report, 1981
 13Annual Report, 1982-1983
 14Annual Report, 1985
 15Annual Report, 1986
 16Annual Report, 1987
 17Annual Report, 1990
 18Annual Report, 1991
 19Annual Report, 1992
 20Annual Report, 1993
 21Annual Report, 1994
 22Annual Report, 1995 (2 copies)
 23Annual Report, 1996-1997 (2 copies)
 24Annual Report, 1998 (2 copies)
 25Annual Report, 1999 (2 copies)
 26Annual Report, 1999-2001
41The Fireman and His Job, 1919
 2"Did You Know" Booklet, 1946
 3Fire Code, 1948
 4Fire Alarm Box Locations, 1966
 5Hose Pressure Card, ca 1970s
 6Operations Pressure Manual, ca 1970s
 7Tools and Equipment Manual, ca 1970s
 8Statistical Data, 1971
 9Activities Report, May 1971
 10Statistical Data, 1972
 11Fire Station 57 Specifications Manual 1, 1974
Related materials, undated
12Fire Station 57 Specifications Manual 2, 1974 
Related materials, undated
 13Fire Station 57 Specifications Manual 3, 1974 
Related materials, undated
 14Statistical Data, 1974
 15Statistical Data, 1975
 16Emergency Medical Services, August 1978
 17Dallas Fire Department Yearbook, 1985
 18Three-Year Strategic Plan FY94/95-FY96/97, 1994
 19Three-Year Strategic Plan FY94/95-FY96/97 Cover, 1994
  Images
51Court Evidence Prints, 1990, 1992, undated
 2Fire Prevention Education and Inspection Lt. Robert Davis' Retirement (undeveloped roll),
6-23-1994
 35000 Dolphin Road, undated
 4Communications Section, undated
 5Emergency Medical Service Photos, Negatives, and Slides, undated
 6Equipment Maintenance Prints, undated
 7Equipment Maintenance Negatives, undated
 8Fire Prevention Education and Inspection Ceremonies, undated
 9Fire Prevention Education and Inspection Education Programs 1, undated
 10Fire Prevention Education and Inspection Education Programs 2, undated
 11Fire Prevention Education and Inspection Illegal Burglar Bar Photos, undated
 12Fire Prevention Education and  Inspection Negatives, undated
 13Fire Prevention Education and  Inspection Prints, undated
 14Fire Prevention Education and  Inspection Public Relations Activities Photos, undated
 15Fire Prevention Education and  Inspection Training Academy, undated
 16Fire Prevention Education and  Inspection Training Photos, Negatives, and Slides, undated
 17Fire Prevention Education & Inspection Vacant Structure Photos, undated
61Fire Scene Negatives, undated
 2Fire Scene Prints, undated
 3Photographs of vacant building 1, 1963, 1972, 1981, undated
 4Photographs of vacant building 2, 1963, 1972, 1981, undated
 5Photographs of vacant building 3, 1963, 1972, 1981, undated
 6Fire Scene Slides, undated
 7Slides of Fire-Rescue Department Staff, undated
 8Slides of Forest, Grass, and Building Fires 1, undated
71Slides of Forest, Grass, and Building Fires 2, undated
 2Willowcreek Fire, March 1983
  Audio Tapes
 Item 1LNTB Sale Program/Workshop, Audio Cassette Tape, 11-14-1973
 Item 2KRLD Hi-Rise Series, Audio Cassette Tape, undated
  Slides Boxes
 3Slides of Fire-Rescue Department, undated
 4Slides of Fire-Rescue Department, undated
 5Slides of Fire-Rescue Department, undated
8 Slides of Fire-Rescue Department, undated