The San Antonio Fire Department this year celebrates its 125th Anniversary.
Fire spokesman Woody Woodward says firefighters battled blazes in 1854 much differently than they do today.
“A lot different than we do now. A lot of buckets from hand-to-hand. In 1927, when we finally got rid of the horses, we had the first motorized fire wagons.”
Woodward says 1891 marked the official formation of the professional, non-volunteer fire department.