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- n. Plural form of fireward.
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Major Melvill's long and honorable connection with the Boston Fire Department began in the good old times, when the firewards carried staves, tipped at the end with a brass flame, and marshalled the bystanders into lines for passing buckets of water to the scene of conflagration.
Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. (With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party)
The engineers so appointed shall be firewards of the city; but the aldermen may authorize the appoint - ment of additional firewards.
The engineers and other officers of the fire department shall have the same authority in regard to the prevention and extinguishment of fires as is now conferred by law upon firewards.
Engineers of fire departments, may be removed from oflSce by select - men of towns 91 in cities, to be forest firewards 257
The engineers so appointed shall be the fire - wards of the city, but the mayor and city council may appoint additional firewards.
The engineers so appointed shall be the firewards of the city, but the mayor and aldermen may appoint additional firewards.
The engineers and other offi - cers of the fire department so appointed shall have the same authority in regard to the prevention and extinguish - ment of fires and the performance of the other offices and duties now incumbent upon firewards as are now conferred upon firewards by general laws, and the compensation of the fire department shall be fixed by the city council.