Thread: How old is your FD?
06-10-2001, 08:36 PM #1AdzeFirehouse.com Guest
How old is your FD?
What year was the FD you belong to created?
Broad Brook FD in CT was created in 1896
my other FD, Blue Hills, was created in 1926
06-10-2001, 09:19 PM #2Captain GonzoFirehouse.com Guest
The first three fire companies in the then Town of Marlborough were organized in 1849: the Torrent, The Hydraulicon and the Okammakamessit. These three fire companies agreed to come under one set of rules and one Chief Engineer...under the direction of the Reverend Sylvester Bucklin, they were offically organized as the Marlborough Fire Department in 1855.
Two of the three original hand tubs are still in existence. The Torrent is now owned by the Ancient and Honorable Fire Brigade of Marlborough. The Okammakamessit is owned by a private organization.
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06-10-2001, 09:29 PM #3Dalmatian90Firehouse.com Guest
Next year is our 75th anniversary.
06-10-2001, 11:09 PM #4SFDAJLFirehouse.com Guest
My Department (Spotswood) was established in 1898. And the other one I'm thinking of joining (Helmetta) was established in 1895.
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06-10-2001, 11:13 PM #5BFD847Firehouse.com Guest
Our was started as a Vol. department in 1912
06-10-2001, 11:16 PM #6Engine 101Firehouse.com Guest
Our Fire Department was founded back in 1910 making us 91 years old
06-10-2001, 11:55 PM #7FFJB45Firehouse.com Guest
My department is 103 years old
06-11-2001, 12:09 AM #8FFDIVERChad165Firehouse.com Guest
EST 1877 so we are 124
06-11-2001, 12:34 AM #9daysleeper47Firehouse.com Guest
The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company, later VFD was founded April 14, 1868. It became the Youngstown Fire Department, as a paid organization on May 16, 1891 when the volunteer department was disbanded and was fully paid, although some members had been paid by the call before that. May 16, 1891 is the date the department recognizes as its beginning.
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06-11-2001, 12:41 AM #10OFDLUIT33Firehouse.com Guest
City of O'Fallon Fire Department Estb. Feb. 1891,
O'Fallon Shiloh Valley Caseyville Township Fire Protection Dist. Estb. Jan 1949
06-11-2001, 12:44 AM #11Chief TaylorFirehouse.com Guest
Sad, but I do not even know when my full-time department was formed. I asked about it this last week to no avail. I will have to do some real digging to find out.
06-11-2001, 01:43 AM #12james35Firehouse.com Guest
I got you all beat:
Olney - Walluski Fire District # 35 was established in July of 1994
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Olney - Walluski Fire District # 35 (Oregon)
06-11-2001, 08:41 AM #13Squad33whackerFirehouse.com Guest
My Company was Est. in 1907
06-11-2001, 08:46 AM #14daysleeper47Firehouse.com Guest
Sorry James35, I got YOU beat as a neighboring department to Youngstown, the Milton Township VFD, was founded January 1, 2000.
06-11-2001, 09:33 AM #15Rich FFirehouse.com Guest
Wethersfield, CT May 12, 1803
Coming up on 200 years
06-11-2001, 11:50 AM #16Ford45Firehouse.com Guest
Newtown Fire Association was established in 1901, from the Newtown fire company #1, which was organized in 1794 i think? The Newtown Emergency Services Dept. (paid dept.) was created in 1996 and operates out of our sub station during the week. peace.
Newtown Fire Association
06-11-2001, 12:09 PM #17BG204Firehouse.com Guest
Our department just celebrated our 75th anniversary.
06-11-2001, 02:17 PM #18cfr3504Firehouse.com Guest
After about ten years of attempts to oranize a fire department. Callands Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1979, and was changed to Callands Fire & Rescue in 1998 when we began EMS transport. The department that I cut my teeth on, was began as a sub-station to another department in 1963 and was established as an independent department in 1966. Both of these are pretty much babies compared to most of the responses seen here.
06-11-2001, 02:56 PM #19nhfd155Firehouse.com Guest
My department (New Hartford,NY) was founded in 1901. We are celebrating our 100th birthday all year long.
06-11-2001, 03:04 PM #20hctrouble25Firehouse.com Guest
Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company of NJ was established in 1954. Our 50th Anniversary is fast approaching and we plan to have a huge celebration. :-D
06-11-2001, 05:06 PM #21Fire LineFirehouse.com Guest
Formed in 1976, started with one engine stored in a quansit (sp) hut with 6 members. Now 2 halls, 4 engines, 2 tenders, 34 members.
06-11-2001, 06:50 PM #22bfd1071Firehouse.com Guest
organized in 1678 .....first fire ordanace was 1631.
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06-11-2001, 07:25 PM #23cozmosisFirehouse.com Guest
The Monticello, Ark. Fire Department was founded in 1910. We let our 90th anniversary slip by without any fanfare. Hopefully, that won't be the case in 2010.
We started with (I believe) a horse-drawn cart and a wooden shed. We are now a combo. department with three stations, four pumpers, a rescue truck and a dive-rescue boat. I hope the next 91 years bring as much growth.
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06-11-2001, 10:09 PM #24CFD14Firehouse.com Guest
The Colby Fire Department was officially organized on May 1, 1923. Firefighting equipment consisted of a hose cart which was obtained and inservice in 1912.
In 1925, the City purchased its first motorized fire truck. Until 1948 the firefighting equipment was housed in business buildings. The City did not have a building designated as the "fire station until 1948 when the business that housed the fire truck burnt down.
06-11-2001, 10:18 PM #25WillBFirehouse.com Guest
Friendship Fire Company #1 of Geigertown, PA was founded in 1952, in 1953 citizens of the village of Geigertown purchased a 1953 GMC pumper truck, it was in service until 1989 where our current chief's father purchased it
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