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    Default Weird or unusual fire department names?

    Ok all this one should be interesting because there are plenty of em out there. So what are some weird or the weirdest names you have ever heard of a fire department called?

    I will list a couple.

    Drowning Creek Fire Dept.
    Love Lady Fire Dept.
    Gum Log Fire Dept.

    There are plenty more out there so lets here em.

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    Water Witch.

    There are evidently a bunch of them around the country, but there's one in Connecticut too. I always thought it was a pretty cool sounding name for a fire department.

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    Intercourse, PA

    A friend of mine has the patch, says he hung it above his bed.

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    Mianus, CT

    This place was on the show "Jackass" one time.
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    Back in the 1800s when we had ten different engine, hose and ladder companies running around town on their own, we had one hose co. called "Ours 4 Hose Co." Nobody knows quite what it meant but we do know that the co. was named by writer Mark Twain (He lived here for several years and is buried here).
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    Cow Castle in Orangeburg Co, SC
    Cross Anchor in Spartanburg Co,Sc and far from the coast.

    Our neighbors to the north in the other Carolina have a ton of communities with somewhat odd names...so they have some odd fd names too.

    Supply FD Brunswick Co, NC
    French Broad FD in Buncombe Co, MC (It's named after a river....but if you didn't know..it's kinda funny)
    Horneytown FD in Forsyth Co., NC
    50-210 FD in Johnson Co, NC
    And one that used to make my night when I was a dispatcher. Wayne Co NC shared the same dispatch frequency with us...and we got skip from them pretty much all the time. There is nothing funnier to hear come in on the radio at 0300 than "Attention Polly Watson....." for Polly Watson FD in Wayne Co, NC.

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    Do not forget the rest of the fire depts in PA
    Bird in hand (near intercourse)
    Virginville
    Ohno
    There are more out there but the hour prevents me from remembering them

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    can only think of one off the top of my head right now:

    Battle run FD

    there are plenty others, but I am having a brain fart right now
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    I thought MD would be the only place with a
    "Water Witch Fire Department" in Port Deposit, MD.
    Susquehanna Hose Company,Havre de Grace, MD

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    Connequenessing, Slippery Rock & Blooming Valley
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    Try "Normalville" in Somerset County PA

    I went thru NC a few years back and visited
    the Vollies at Rockfish
    and Puppy Creek.

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    Badge-- Isn't there a Lower Turkeyfoot Township down there in Somerset?
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    Default Hell FD

    Hell, MI is about 30-40 miles west of Detroit.
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    Originally posted by choad33
    Do not forget the rest of the fire depts in PA
    Bird in hand (near intercourse)
    Virginville
    Ohno
    There are more out there but the hour prevents me from remembering them

    Actually, if you make a little clockwise circle in eastern Lancaster County, PA, you can visit, in this order:

    Blue Ball Fire Co.
    Bird-In-Hand Fire Co.
    Intercourse Fire Co.
    Paradise Fire Co. (actually, this one is Paradise & Lehman Place FC, but stay with me on this)

    That's Blue Ball, Bird-In-Hand, Intercourse, & then Paradise, & then you can do it all over again!

    I kid you not.

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    Heh, Maryland has a few different oddly named stations, i will try to name a few.

    Water Witch Hook and Ladder, Annapolis Maryland (Tower 39)
    Accident Volunteer Fire Co., garret County Maryland
    Boring Volunteer Fire Company, Baltimore County Maryland


    And my personal Favorite from Virginia is the "Frog Level Volunteer Rescue Squad," I believe that is near Richmond Va.
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    I knew there was a town named Blue Ball didnt know they had a FD, anyway I would hate to see what thier patch looks like.

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    Another MD one: Savage VFD

    Those NJ names like Peapack (sp?) always kill me.

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    In MN there is: Fertile FD, Climax FD ,Moorhead FD all in the NW part of the state


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    Frog Level, VA! I actually know someone on that department named Shannon Chase. Lost touch with her in the last year or so if anyone sees her say " HI!" for me.
    Proud to be an American, Union Firefighter!

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    Driving home from FDIC Sunday we were going thru some little out of the way place, I looked over and painted on the garage door of the fire station was the 'Beaver Fire Dept'....

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