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Help with a Fireman License

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Help with a Fireman License

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 6:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Apr 2013 9:40AM GMT
Surnames: Harder
My GG-GF Henry Harder, and his brother Charles Harder were both "Firemen" in Brooklyn from 1870's through early 1900's. I contacted the NYFD to see if they had any records. I found out they were not actual Firemen, as we know them today. Instead they were "in charge of the fires on board steamships or locomotives". Both my ancestors worked on the Ferry, listed on various census as Ferry Fireman and Engineer. I was also told they had to be issued a license to perform their duties.

My question is what Type of License or record set would I be looking for,

and who would I contact to inquire about such a license?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Catherine
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
poohdooh1 15 Apr 2013 12:43PM GMT 
mikepowers9 16 Apr 2013 8:39AM GMT 
poohdooh1 17 Apr 2013 11:49AM GMT 
jfclark819 17 Apr 2013 2:39AM GMT 
poohdooh1 17 Apr 2013 11:51AM GMT 
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