George Washington, Past President and Firefighter

As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, we highlight the first President of the United States and past volunteer firefighter, George Washington.  George served the Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia after it was founded in 1774.

This photo is from the Inman Square Fire Station Mural in Cambridge.  The mural was painted in 1980 and restored in 1999 by Ellary Eddy.  It depicts the firefighters of Engine Company No. 5.  In it, George Washington is holding a pail. He was included to commemorate the time he spent in Cambridge during the Revolution and in recognition of his service as a volunteer firefighter in Virginia.

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