Heeding the Call: The Firefighter Collection of Johnny Reep

Heeding the Call: The Firefighter Collection of Johnny Reep

July 29, 2013

12th Annual Eclectic Collector
Study Gallery
July 29, 2012 through June 8, 2014

This fascinating collection of Little Rock’s firefighting history includes photographs of dramatic fires in the burgeoning city, with recognizable storefronts and locations, as well as images of firefighting training, including catching a jumper from a second-story window. Nozzles, trumpets, uniforms, badges and more show how equipment, and the job itself, has evolved since the first organized group of volunteer firefighters more than 170 years ago.

Collector Johnny Reep served the community of Little Rock for many years as a member of the Little Rock Fire Department, following in the footsteps of his father, H.T. Reep, who fought fires in Warren, Arkansas.


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Heeding the Call: The Firefighter Collection of Johnny Reep