Benjamin Franklin Firefighter Memorial
No One is a Stranger in the Eyes of a Firefighter
honor of all firefighters.
It was in Philadelphia, Pa that
Benjamin Franklin organized
the first fire department in Dec. 1736,
known as "The Bucket Brigade".
In memory of the members of the
Scranton Fire Department
who gave their lives protecting
the residents of this city
Firefighter Philip Biel Captain Henry Hines
Firefighter John Owens Firefighter Philip Biehl
Firefighter Christian Thauer Fire Inspector Harry Reese
Firefighter Stanley Thomas Firefighter Francis Noll
Captain Frank Wilcox Lieutenant Hugh Flaherty
Firefighter Edward Thomas Lieutenant John Reese
Lieutenant Fred Snyder Engineer William Richards
Lieutenant William Jones Firefighter Edward Kotzwinkle
Captain Thomas Evans Captain William Graff
Engineer John Davis Firefighter George Miller
Captain Fred Keiper Firefighter William Durkin
Firefighter Robert Legg Chauffeur Edward Poch
Lieutenant John Buchner Captain James Robeson
Captain William Davis Asst. Chief James J. O''Malley
Firefighter Timothy Murray Firefighter Edward Conway
Firefighter George Blackledge
A Firefighters Prayer
When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me embrace the little child
Before it is too late,
Or save some older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
and to give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor
And protect his property.
And if according to our fate
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my mate.
Erected by City of Scranton and Concerned Citizens.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1736.
Location. 41° 24.597′ N, 75° 39.641′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Mulberry Street (Pennsylvania Route 307) east of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Monument is on the City Hall Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scranton - The Electric City (about 500 feet away); General Casimir Pulaski (about 600 feet away); Scranton Central High School (about 700 feet away); Scranton Preparatory School (about 700 feet away); Houlihan - McLean Center (about 800 feet away); "Old Main" (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Also see . . .
1. City of Scranton Fire Department. (Submitted on February 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Scranton Fire Fighters IAFF Local 60. (Submitted on February 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Benjamin Franklin Creates the Union Fire Company. (Submitted on February 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on February 27, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.