Warsaw Fire Guard

Warsaw Fire Guard (Polish: Warszawska Stra┼╝ Ogniowa) was a fire fighting unit in the city of Warsaw. Formed as Warsaw's first permanent fire service in 1834, it remained an independent and city-owned venture until its nationalization by the Nazi German authorities during the occupation of Poland following the Polish Defensive War of 1939.

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