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This page provides readers with a chronological history of the Boston Fire Department, from 1859 to the present. It covers the many significant events, fires, and related information about the fire service in Boston. The 'modern' Boston Fire Department was organized, in its present form, on November 1, 1859. Select from the table below for the chronology arranged by decade or by date.

Chronology By Decade
Chronology By Date
1859-1869 1870-1879 1880-1889 1890-1899 January February March
1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 April May June
1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 July August September
1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2009 2010-2019 October November December

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