Vintage Photos: Nashville Fire Department through the years

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Nashville has had a fire department for more than 200 years!

The Nashville Fire Department was made up of volunteers back in 1806 when the city was first incorporated by the General Assembly. 

In 1860, it became a career department, according to the official History of the Nashville Fire Department. Back then, firemen showed up on horseback or horse-drawn carriages.  

Check out these vintage photos from the early days. 

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