Friendship Fire Company

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The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association assists in the preservation of the historic fire engine house on Alfred Street in Alexandria, Virginia; supports the Alexandria Fire Department; and provides scholarships, and other benevolent and philanthropic services to the Alexandria Community. The Association promotes civic involvement, honors the legacy of its 18th-century founders--dedicated citizen firefighters--and values the contributions of our present-day first responders.

Alexandria Library
09/05/2019

Alexandria Library

On August 30th, the Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA and Friendship Fire Company honored Chief George Petty with a memorial headstone after years of lying in an unmarked grave. Our Local History/Special Collections branch recently uncovered photos in the McKenney-Mills Collection, of Chief Petty's 1911 Funeral Procession at the 300 block of Prince Street. The No. 4 Columbia Co. marches in the grey uniforms, while the DC Fire And EMS marches in dark uniforms. Rest well, Chief.

Happy 245th Birthday, Friendship Firehouse!
08/03/2019

Happy 245th Birthday, Friendship Firehouse!

Join us until 2 pm today at the annual Friendship Firehouse Festival! Great activities for all ages. #ALXHistory
08/03/2019

Join us until 2 pm today at the annual Friendship Firehouse Festival! Great activities for all ages. #ALXHistory

Take your dad on a tour of Friendship Firehouse today and he’ll become an honorary member of the Friendship Fire Compa...
06/16/2019

Take your dad on a tour of Friendship Firehouse today and he’ll become an honorary member of the Friendship Fire Company! That’s something to get fired up about! Tours from 1 to 4 p.m. @ALXHistory

Thank you for helping us raise $8,000 toward the conservation of the Historic Hose Reel!  #Spring2Action #RestoreOurReel...
04/11/2019

Thank you for helping us raise $8,000 toward the conservation of the Historic Hose Reel! #Spring2Action #RestoreOurReel #HelpOurHose

#AlexandriaFireFacts Friendship Fire Company, the oldest Company in Alexandria, formed in 1774. The firefighters reorgan...
04/11/2019

#AlexandriaFireFacts Friendship Fire Company, the oldest Company in Alexandria, formed in 1774. The firefighters reorganized into a philantropreneur organization in 1903 and still meet today. The Engine House is now a museum and part of the Historic Alexandria, VA. #Spring2Action #HelpOurHose https://bit.ly/2G0zEZL

04/11/2019
Friendship Fire Company

Still time to donate if you have not done so. Thank you!!!

Two more hours left of #Spring2Action 2019! We have raised more than $7500 for the historic hose reel so far - THANK YOU! Help us reach $8000! https://bit.ly/2G0zEZL. #HelpOurHose

04/11/2019

Two more hours left of #Spring2Action 2019! We have raised more than $7500 for the historic hose reel so far - THANK YOU! Help us reach $8000! https://bit.ly/2G0zEZL. #HelpOurHose

#AlexandriaFireFacts The Smoots Lumber Yard Fire of 1909 started around 10:30am on May 12, 1909.  By noon, half an acre ...
04/11/2019

#AlexandriaFireFacts The Smoots Lumber Yard Fire of 1909 started around 10:30am on May 12, 1909. By noon, half an acre occupied by the Smoot plant on Cameron Street - from Lee to Union - was gone. #Spring2Action #HelpOurHose

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#AlexandriaFireFacts The Columbia Fire Company was one of the last Companies to form in 1871 as it merged members of two...
04/10/2019

#AlexandriaFireFacts The Columbia Fire Company was one of the last Companies to form in 1871 as it merged members of two former Companies - Star and Friendship. Their Engine House was built in 1883 and originally had a bell tower to the side. You may recognize this popular restaurant today! #Spring2Action #HelpOurHose

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#AlexandriaFireFacts The Relief Fire Company was formed in 1788 and is now the longest continuously run Fire Company in ...
04/10/2019

#AlexandriaFireFacts The Relief Fire Company was formed in 1788 and is now the longest continuously run Fire Company in Alexandria. Their first Engine House was built in 1852 on Prince Street and in 1915 right next to it, their new one was built and still used today. #Spring2Action #HelpOurHose

https://bit.ly/2G0zEZL

#AlexandriaFireFacts City Hall Fire of 1871-The fire began in a grocery store adjoining City Hall in the early morning h...
04/10/2019

#AlexandriaFireFacts City Hall Fire of 1871-The fire began in a grocery store adjoining City Hall in the early morning hours of May 19, 1871. The clock tower designed by Benjamin Latrobe folded on itself and within a year City Hall and market square were rebuilt to look very similar to its original design. #Spring2Action #HelpOurHose https://bit.ly/2G0zEZL

04/10/2019

It is a gorgeous morning in Alexandria! We are FIRED UP to support Friendship Firehouse in today’s Spring2ACTion 24 hour fundraising day. Help #TeamFire raise $ to restore our historic Hose Reel! https://bit.ly/2G0zEZL

#Spring2Action starts tomorrow!  Follow #TeamFire to learn fire history tidbits and more.  Just a $10 donation will help...
04/09/2019

#Spring2Action starts tomorrow! Follow #TeamFire to learn fire history tidbits and more. Just a $10 donation will help us raise funds and win additional prizes to support the conservation of our Hose Reel! #RescueOurReel #HelpOurHose

Having fun at today’s special “Fire & Water” tour featuring Alexandria Fire trucks and Archaeology’s excavated s...
04/06/2019

Having fun at today’s special “Fire & Water” tour featuring Alexandria Fire trucks and Archaeology’s excavated ship timbers! Open until 4 today - please join us! #Spring2Action #HelpOurHose. 116 S. Quaker Lane off of Duke Street.

Friendship Fire Company's cover photo
03/29/2019

Friendship Fire Company's cover photo

Friendship Fire Company's cover photo
03/27/2019

Friendship Fire Company's cover photo

Looking for fun things to do with your family this month?  Plan ahead for a special docent-led tour of the Friendship Fi...
03/01/2019

Looking for fun things to do with your family this month? Plan ahead for a special docent-led tour of the Friendship Firehouse Museum on March 30th. Learn more about Virginia's top object - the Prettyman Hose Reel - and fire-fighting technology of the 18th and 19th centuries. Reserve your space online! #ALXHistory

https://shop.alexandriava.gov/EventPurchase.aspx

Voting closes tonight at midnight!  Vote for our historic hose carriage today - http://wshe.es/LTR90pqr.  Your vote can ...
01/31/2019

Voting closes tonight at midnight! Vote for our historic hose carriage today - http://wshe.es/LTR90pqr. Your vote can make a $4000 difference! #HelpOurHose #VaTop10

#TransformationTuesday!  Vote for the historic Prettyman Hose Carriage through Thursday to help make the transformation ...
01/29/2019

#TransformationTuesday! Vote for the historic Prettyman Hose Carriage through Thursday to help make the transformation a reality! http://wshe.es/LTR90pqr #VaTop10 #HelpOurHose

“Oreo” stopped by today’s Open House to check out the Prettyman Hose Carriage!  You can too! Open House in progres...
01/26/2019

“Oreo” stopped by today’s Open House to check out the Prettyman Hose Carriage! You can too! Open House in progress until 4 pm. Don’t forget to vote today! #ConserveOurCarriage

01/25/2019
Chief Dube at Friendship Firehouse!

Alexandria Fire Chief, Robert Dube, is a fire history "buff" and encourages you to learn more about the historic Prettyman Hose Carriage at Saturday's Open House. Hope you stop by - January 26th from 11 to 4. Remember to #VaTop10 #Vote #HelpOurHose #ExtraordinaryALX

Voting is now open!  Please vote for Friendship’s Hose Carriage in the #VATop10 contest.  Vote Daily. #HelpOurHose
01/22/2019
Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts 2018

Voting is now open! Please vote for Friendship’s Hose Carriage in the #VATop10 contest. Vote Daily. #HelpOurHose

1858 Prettyman Hose Carriage The use of long fire hoses in the 19th century was a technological innovation. They replaced bucket brigades as a more efficient means to supply fire engines with a...

01/22/2019
01/13/2019

The Museum is closed today due to the snow. Be sure to visit us next weekend!

The 2018 Friendship Firehouse Festival is in full swing! Join us today until 2 pm for Museum tours, fire trucks, and fun...
08/04/2018

The 2018 Friendship Firehouse Festival is in full swing! Join us today until 2 pm for Museum tours, fire trucks, and fun. #HistoricALX

What about the weather? Unless Alfred Street turns into the Yellowknife Monsoon River (very unlikely) we will proceed wi...
08/03/2018

What about the weather? Unless Alfred Street turns into the Yellowknife Monsoon River (very unlikely) we will proceed with the Festival. I follow the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/) who is now calling for showers throughout the night tonight and clearing by mid-morning on Saturday. Uncomfortable humidity, yes, but not enough rain to cancel the event.

See the picture of Bill Kehoe (Friendship Secretary/Treasurer) and Fire Chief Robert Dubé with the new Friendship Coin. It will be on sale at the Festival tomorrow (only $10!) See you tomorrow!!

From 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 you are invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Friendship F...
08/02/2018

From 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 you are invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Friendship Fire Company, founded in 1774. The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association together with the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Alexandria Fire Department will host the annual Friendship Firehouse Festival at the Friendship Firehouse Museum on the one hundred block of South Alfred Street. This Festival features antique fire apparatus, food, games, special exhibits, modern fire demonstrations, modern firefighting vehicles, unique arts & crafts vendors, free tours of the Friendship Firehouse Museum and free birthday cake in celebration of the 244th anniversary of the Friendship Fire Company.

From 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 you are invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Friendship F...
07/30/2018

From 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 you are invited to celebrate the anniversary of the Friendship Fire Company, founded in 1774. The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association together with the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Alexandria Fire Department will host the annual Friendship Firehouse Festival at the Friendship Firehouse Museum on the one hundred block of South Alfred Street. This Festival features antique fire apparatus, food, games, special exhibits, modern fire demonstrations, modern firefighting vehicles, unique arts & crafts vendors, free tours of the Friendship Firehouse Museum and free birthday cake in celebration of the 244th anniversary of the Friendship Fire Company.

Counting down to the 2018 #Spring2ACTion day!  In six days, we will be competing as part of TEAM Historic Alexandria Mus...
04/19/2018

Counting down to the 2018 #Spring2ACTion day! In six days, we will be competing as part of TEAM Historic Alexandria Museums to raise funds to restore our historic fire apparatus! #Spring4ALXMuseums

01/15/2018
George Washington Week in Alexandria, Virginia

On Monday, February 19th the City of Alexandria will host the George Washington Birthday Parade...the highlight of George Washington Week (including special historic tours, a unique Birthnight Ball, and a Revolutionary War Reenactment)... preceeded by the "Cherry Challenge" (a competition among the finer restaurants in Alexandria) January 28 - February 11, 2018 (if you are a restaurant, it's not too late to join the fun). Visit our website at GeorgeWashingtonWeek.com

In this spirit of the holiday season, consider a #GivingTuesday donation to support the restoration of a historic fire v...
11/28/2017
Donate Now - shop.alexandriava.gov

In this spirit of the holiday season, consider a #GivingTuesday donation to support the restoration of a historic fire vehicle! Give a gift that makes history. #HistoricALX

The Friendship Fire Company was established in 1774, as the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855, was substantially remodeled in 1871, and was restored by the City of Alexandria in 1992. Your donation will directly support the preservation and interpret...

Back by popular demand!  Another historic fire history of Alexandria will be offered this Saturday at 1 p.m. starting at...
09/22/2017

Back by popular demand! Another historic fire history of Alexandria will be offered this Saturday at 1 p.m. starting at Friendship Firehouse! Tickets available on shop.alexandriava.gov.

Bill Kehoe (back to camera), with the help of the Alexandria Fire Department, hangs the banner for the Friendship Fireho...
08/05/2017

Bill Kehoe (back to camera), with the help of the Alexandria Fire Department, hangs the banner for the Friendship Firehouse Festival. This banner will fly over the 100 block of South Alfred Street (in front of the historic Friendship Firehouse) on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Festival. Free tours of the Museum, displays of fire apparatus, arts & crafts vendors, food and fun bring more than 3,000 visitors to the festival every year. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday April 5th is Spring2ACTion - a 24 hour fundraising day in Alexandria!  Support historic Friendship Firehouse a...
04/04/2017
Friendship Firehouse Museum

Wednesday April 5th is Spring2ACTion - a 24 hour fundraising day in Alexandria! Support historic Friendship Firehouse and help us raise funds to conserve our hose reel! With your help, we have the opportunity to win additional bonus grants and cash prizes. Stay tuned!

By now you have probably heard about the Spring2Action where the city does a blitz on everyone to donate to a favorite c...
03/24/2017
Friendship Firehouse Museum

By now you have probably heard about the Spring2Action where the city does a blitz on everyone to donate to a favorite charity or cause. The Friendship Conservation Fund is one of the charities in this campaign which starts now 23 March 2017 and culminates on 5 April 2017. All donations made before 5 April get special recognition. Please consider a donation through Spring2Action to the Fund, and get your neighbors, friends, colleagues and anyone else to participate.

Go to this link, follow the directions to donate
https://spring2action.razoo.com/story/Friendshipfirehouse

Thank you for your support.

P.S. From the Office of Historic Alexandria, this added bonus for Friendship members:
We are having a special fundraising happy hour at the Lloyd House on April 5th, from 6 to 8 p.m.
We will have music, food, and beverages as we compete to win the happy hour fundraising prize.
Lloyd House
220 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Help restore the 1857 Prettyman Hose Carriage!Getting a fire engine to a fire was one thing . . . ensuring that it had a steady water supply was something else.  In Alexandria, fires along the waterfront could be controlled with water drawn straight from the Potomac River, but fires...

Friendship Fire Company's cover photo
08/26/2016

Friendship Fire Company's cover photo

A few photos from the Kick Off fundraising event to support the conservation of the two historic fire vehicles!
08/07/2016

A few photos from the Kick Off fundraising event to support the conservation of the two historic fire vehicles!

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107 S Alfred St
Alexandria, VA
22314

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