Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society presents the “History of the Fernandina Beach Fire Department” – Monday, April 11

Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society
Submitted by Teen Peterson
April 5, 2022


Fernandina Beach Fire Chief Ty Silcox

Speaker:  Fernandina Beach Fire Chief Ty Silcox

Date:     Monday, April 11, 2022

Time:     7:00 PM

Place:    Fernandina Beach Police Department Training Room,

1525 Lime Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida

All are welcome!

Fire Chief Ty Silcox will present a brief history of the Fernandina Beach Fire Department on Monday, April 11th, using photos and artifacts from as early as 1883, when the department was formed.

Featured artifacts will include preserved ribbons from State Firemen’s Association Tournaments, an antique speaking-trumpet, firefighter daily logs, and state fire reports. Selected photos display prominent fires from Fernandina’s past, and how they shaped the Fernandina we know and love, today.

This discussion aims to provide insight into the history of the Fire service, the unique history of Fernandina Beach, and a glimpse into the lives of present-day firefighters. The public is invited to attend this free event at 7:00 PM, at the City Police Department’s Training Room: 1525 Lime Street, in Fernandina Beach.

Chief Silcox is a north Florida native, who has lived and worked in Fernandina Beach for five years. He has been a professional firefighter for over thirty-five years, inspired by his father’s twenty years as a volunteer Fire Chief. Chief Silcox obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 2012 from Barry University, and presently serves as a Vice-President for the Florida Fire Chief’s Association. To him, firefighting is not only a job, but a lifestyle.

We hope you will plan to attend this program presented by The General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society.  The public is welcome to attend this free event at 7:00 PM at the Fernandina Beach Police Department at 1525 Lime Street.  For more information, email us at [email protected]


Phosphate Elevator Fire Fernandina, Florida 1907 Photo courtesy of Florida Memory Project