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    Question When Did Your Fire Dept. Start?

    I WAS JUST WOUNDING WHEN YOUR DEPT. BECAME A DEPT. ?
    SALT RIVER FIRE DEPT. STARTED ON SEPT. 12 1982. THE FIRST FIRE TRUCK WE HAD WAS A GARBAGE TRUCK WITH A PUMP ON IT.


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    Hi-Nella Fire Company #1 Opened in 1941, first truck was a G.I.
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    November 4th, 1948

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    A long time ago

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    1830!
    I dont suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

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    First chartered fire company in Ocean County, NJ...hence the name Ocean County Fire Company #1, later shortened to Ocean Fire Company #1. Chartered in October 1885. Still %100 volunteer. Last year lost a member that had 65 years of service to the company.

    And No, Beach Haven, you're not older, you weren't chartered till 1912! Read your own history book.
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    i belive our dept. started in aug. of 1941. our first truck was a 1941 chevy 1-T truck. for pic go to www.htfd.com
    IF YOU FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES YOU MISS ALL OF THE FUN.

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    These Are My Opinions, Not that of My Dept. or Any other Orgnazition I Belong to.

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    Hey moose, Im not sure if you maintain that site or not but you keep mis-spelling Pierce. And if you got something made by E-One, thats how you should say it--not E-1 then it sounds like its "Engine 1". Also I would take the VIN#'s of the site, thats something you dont want to go advertiseing.

    Just my own opinion though.
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    stm4710 i don't controll the site. you would have to yell at the captin for that. he is the one incharge of the site.
    IF YOU FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES YOU MISS ALL OF THE FUN.

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    LOL moose.

    Boston has all of you beat by about 200-150 years! 1678 baby!!!
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    1968, with a 1941 dodge peter pirsch pump

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    i dont know the exect date but we have been around since 1890's.
    Bath Vol Fire Dept.
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    we got one of the biggest vol. departments in our county
    if you want to see our new trucks go to www.bathfire.org we got a real nice new rescue less than a year old. my personal favorite truck is E-7. E-53's alright but more or less a pile of crap we hate KME trucks now

    i'll try to find the offical dept. history book and find some info on our first 2 pumpers they were pretty sweet i think some old arhens foxes is what they were. sorry bout the spelling i forget how to spell it.

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    Geneva Fire Dept. was founded in 1895, with a Really small fire brigade of horse draw engines.
    We currently now have 4 Engines, 1 Truck,1 Brush Squad, 1 Rescue Squad, 4 Command Cars, 1 Pickup truck, 2 Ambulances, TRS/Haz-Mat Trailer, 2 Boats and soon to get another command vehicle for the battalion chiefs.

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    WFD founded May 3(?), 1893.
    These are my opinions, not those of my career department, my volunteer company, or my affiliates. And by the way, I'm not a Junior.

    Buy me a drink, sing me a song, take me as I come 'cause I can't stay long.

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    We were started in 1883. Our name came from the Friendship Fire Company of Reading which gave us our first hose cart on the condition that we be named Friendship also.

    The hose cart is on display at the Boyertown Musuem of Antique Cars.
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    just a few years ago....1678.

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    1925'ish or so
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
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    I'm not sure of the exact year but some time in the 1700's.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

    IACOJ 2003

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    Default 105 yrs

    I believe that my fire dept started 105 yrs ago when our town was named.
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