Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat
Occupational Coat


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Uniforms ➔ Occupational Coat

Identifier:
190312
Description:
This fire coat is from the Grand Rapids Fire Department. It was worn around 1970 by a man with the last name Boonstra. This coat is made of black rubber and has yellow stripes. 
Date:
circa 1970
Materials:
Rubber
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Grand Rapids Fire Department
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Grand Rapids Fire Department
The Grand Rapids Fire Department was founded in 1849 after the Wendell residence on Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue burned down with nearly all its contents. Citizens approached the village council and demanded a fire brigade be established. That fall, Alert Fire Company Number 1 was established with twenty-eight members. 

Since 1849, the Grand Rapids Fire Department has grown to include eleven stations with 221 members across the city. 


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