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Catalog Number 2007.050.011
Object Name Postcard
Title Fire Auto, "Flying Squadron," Detroit, Mich
Scope & Content Color postcard depicting a 1908 Packard Detroit Fire Department flying squadron car being driven out of the fire station of Engine Company No. 2 on East Hastings Street between Larned Street and Congress Street with ten firefighters on board.
Printed on verso: THE DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT is considered one of the best equipped in the country and their promptness in responding to alarms is remarkable. The magnitude of the department is scarcely realized by the majority of the people. It requires the services of 630 men to handle the 32 engines, 13 trucks, 3 hose companies, 340 horses, 1 water tower and two fire boats.
Date c. 1910
Collection Postcard
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Packard Motor Car Company
Fire Apparatuses
Engine Company No. 2
Fire Stations
Flying Squadron
East Hasting Street