International Fire Buff Associates, Inc

International Fire Buff Associates, Inc

WHERE DID THE TERM “FIRE BUFFS” COME FROM?

In the early 1800’s, firefighters wore heavy coats made of buffalo hide. These coats, and then the men who wore them, were called ‘buffs’. In time, the term came to mean people who are firefighting enthusiasts, collectors of firefighting memorabilia, and those that go to, watch, and photograph fires.

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