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Lingering MFD Legacies – 1869

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Continuous Duty, Paramilitary structure and the use of "Battalion" and "Divisions" came from the creation of the Metropolitan Fire Department

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Metropolitan Fire Department Established – 1865

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The state of New York established the Metropolitan Fire Department. The MFD relieved from duty 3,810 volunteer firefighters, including the Zouvares. MFD hired 540 volunteer firefighters. Men selected for their “good character.”

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Tragedy in Alexandria – 1861

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The first military deployment of the Zouave's result in the death of Colonel Ellsworth. A look at the rest of the command staff.

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Fire Zouaves organize – 1861

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Fire Zouaves were a highly publicized NYC volunteer firefighters that fought in the Civil Ward ... lead by a Chicago-based leader had a close relationship with President Lincoln.

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