Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

Chapter 48, Part XI

By Holice and Debbie

As soon as possible after the organization of the Metropolitan Board, a committee was appointed to devise badges, etc., not only for the members of the force, but insurance officers, members of the Fire Patrol, and others having business within the fire lines, to keep out the element that had done so much to bring the Volunteers into disrepute. The following rules in regard to badges were adopted:

INSIGNIAS AND BADGES

The fire marshal was required to have a fire-cap with "Fire Marshal" on the front or a black patent leather band with same. The superintendent of buildings and his inspectors were required to have on their caps a patent leather band with their title. Reporters were required to wear a badge with the work "Reporter" and the name of their paper. Officers of insurance companies wore an oval silver badge with the name of their company on it. The superintendent of the Fire Insurance patrol has a badge with his title on it. The other members of the Insurance Patrol had a red fire-cap with their number and initials on it, or a red leather band with "I. P." and number on it in white or gilt letters, or a badge.

The following were the fire insurance officers first named by the Metropolitan Commissioners as having badges to give them permission through the fire lines, in February, 1866:

INSURANCE COMPANY

PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

Aetna

Frederick A. Conkling

H. C. Beach

Arctic

S. Milton Smith

Vincent Tellyon

Astor

Robert D. Hart

James H. Reilly

Atlantic

 

Horatio Dover

American

James M. Halstead

Thomas L. Thomas

American Exchange

Henry Butler

William Raynor

Adriatic

William A. Sears

Frank W. Lewis

Brevoort

James C. Harriott

John C. Haviland

Broadway

Hiram M. Forrester

 

Brooklyn

T. P. Furnald

J. W. Cheney

Baltic

William S. Corwin

W. H. Kipp

Citizens'

 

Edward A. Walton

City

R. A. Reading

Samuel Townsend

Clinton

 

James B. Ames, Jr.

Columbia

Alfred Douglas

John B. Arthur

Commercial

Joseph Petit

 

Commercial Mutual

Daniel Drake Smith

 

Continental

 

Cyrus Peck

Corn Exchange

 

W. H. Windsor

Commerce

Benjamin Babcock

W. E. Hoxie

Croton

Thomas Stillwell

John M. Tompkins

Central park

Ramsen Appleby

J. L. Townsend

Eagle

 

Alexander J. Clinton

Excelsior

M. F. Hodges

S. M. Craft

Exchange

James Van Noden

Richard C. Canbes

Empire City

 

William A. Burtis, Jr.

Firemen's

J. V. Harriott

Abner Hayward

Firemen's fund

Nathan B. Graham

Henry Buchman

Firemen's Trust

-

P. W. Burrell

Fulton

W. A. Cobb

James M. Rankin

Greenwich

S. C. Harriott

James Harrison

Grocers'

Sampson Moore

James G. Platt

Germania

Randolph Garrigue

John E. Kahl

Globe

Leonard Kirby

Alfred A. Reeves

Guardian

 

Walter H. Paye

Harmony

R. O. Gleven

Daniel D. Gassner

Hamilton

J. C. Winans

James Gilmore

Hanover

D. L. Stone

B. S. Walcott

Home

-

John McGee

Howard

Samuel T. Skidmore

H. A. Oakley

Humboldt

William Mulligan

Alexander Wiley, Jr.

Hoffman

-

Joseph W. Wildey

Indemnity

-

Emmons Clark

Irving

Mason Thomson

Martin L. Crowell

Importers' and Traders'

-

F. W. Ballard

International

Charles Taylor

C. C. Hine

Jefferson

-

Samuel E. Belcher

Knickerbocker

-

B. D. Skidmore

Lamar

E. A. Anthony

Isaac R. St. John

Lenox

George A. Jarvis

Walter M. Franklin

Lorillard

Carlisle Norwood

John C. Mills

Lafayette

-

James B. Thompson

Manhattan

-

George B. Hodgsden

Mechanics'

Daniel Chambers

-

Mercantile

W. A. Thomson

W. A. Anderson

Merchants'

C. V. B. Ostrander

J. L. Douglass

Metropolitan

James L. Graham

Henry H. Porter

Market

Ashen Taylor

Henry P. Freeman

Montauk

-

John C. Philip

Morris

Edward A. Stansbury

Abraham M. Kirby

National

-

Henry C. Drowne

Nassau

W. M. Harris

Thomas B. Jones

New York Bowery

William Hibbard

G. G. Taylor

New York Equitable

Richard J. Thorn

John Miller

New York Fire

Daniel Underhill

A. Colsen, Jr.

New Amsterdam

David S. Manners

Isaac D. Cole, Jr.

Niagara

J. D. Steele

-

North American

James W. Otis

R. W. Bleecker

North River

-

John Hegeman

North Western

William Lecount

-

Pacific

Amos F. Hatfield

Thomas F. Jeremiah

Park

William Jaffray

Stephen M. Long

Peoples'

-

William Martin

Relief

Joseph Pinckney

W. E. Curry

Republic

Robert S. Hine

D. F. Curry

Resolute

J. Euhithorn

W. M. Randell

Royal

A. B. McDonald

-

Rutgers'

Isaac O. Barker

-

Stuyvesant

Samuel P. Patterson

William F. Leggett

Standard

-

W. M. St. John

Sterling

Payson Ogden

A. L. Soulard

St. Nicholas

William Winslow

John J. Searing

Star

George W. Savage

N. C. Miller

United States

Abraham S. Underhill

W. W. Underhill

Union Mutual

F. S. Lathrop

Fredinand Stagg

Washington

George C. Satterlee

W. H. Lathrop

Williamsburg City

-

H. Giraux

Yonkers of New York

-

John W. Murray

Aetna of Hartford

J. A. Alexander

-

Charter oak

Charles M. Peck

-

Sun Mutual

-

Isaac H. Walker

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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