How old is your dept. What year was your dept. started.
Pine Bluff Fire Dept. 1890 (Befor this time it was the Hobeken VFD)
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05-15-2006, 10:54 PM #1firefighter7160Firehouse.com Guest
Founded In What Year????
05-15-2006, 11:30 PM #2
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- Feb 2004
My agency, the US Forest Service was founded in 1905 but the forest I work on was "created" in 1891 as a Forest reserve under the General Land Office (which later became the BLM). Lots of history here which makes it an interesting place to work.
05-15-2006, 11:36 PM #3
Rossford Fire and Rescue Department
Proudly Serving Our Community Since 1915
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05-15-2006, 11:43 PM #4
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- Mar 2002
- Loco madidus effercio in rutilus effercio.
Malahat, summer 1978, Vienna, (summer?) 1903.
An excerpt from our History page:
The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1903 at the behest of Councilman Leon Freeman. This was the first Volunteer Fire Department in the area. Councilman Freeman served as the Department's first chief and remained active in the Department until 1936. From 1903 to 1921, every able-bodied man and boy in the Town of Vienna served as a member of the Fire Department. VVFD purchased the first motorized fire protection in Fairfax County - a 1919 Model T Ford truck.If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)
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05-15-2006, 11:50 PM #5
In the year 1958 but I dont remember the exact date...NEVER FORGET!
05-15-2006, 11:57 PM #6
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- Jun 2002
- Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
The Glenn Dale Fire Association was founded on April 11, 1928, when 22 men met at the Post Office/General Store to discuss the needs of a growing community. My Grandfather, Edward M. Woods Sr. took an active role in the new organization, serving as it's first Treasurer. Over the next 78 years 26 of our family have served in various capacities, and today there are still 7 of us, with Grandsons Danny and David being the first 2 of the Fifth generation of our family in the same VFD. In 1928, we served a village of 200 and a lot of Forest area, with a few farms. Today, the First Due area is home to 17,000 and Light Industry, Shopping Malls, and Office Parks cover the landscape. 1928's 17 runs had jumped to over 4,000 last year.Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006
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05-16-2006, 12:17 AM #7
January 31st 1889
Actualy had our first Rig April 10th 1883 but didn't become actual FD till 1889.******=================
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05-16-2006, 12:21 AM #8
We just turned 25.Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!
05-16-2006, 12:21 AM #9
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- Jul 2003
- Plymouth Meeting, PA
Centre Square Fire Company.... 1913
Harmonville Fire Company... 1924
05-16-2006, 12:28 AM #10
Altoona Fire Department
Founded in 1887.Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
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05-16-2006, 12:46 AM #11
North Charleston Fire Department: 1937
City of Charleston Fire Department: January 1st, 1882
05-16-2006, 12:54 AM #12
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Roxana, Delaware
Roxana Vol. Fire Dept. was founded in 1960. My Grandfather was one of the founding members. My father served until his death in 87, and I became a member in 82. My Grandmother, Mother and now my wife all have belonged to the ladies Aux. My Mother and Grandmother were life members.
05-16-2006, 12:57 AM #13
NDVFD was founded in 1954If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
05-16-2006, 01:00 AM #14
South Haven Fire - 1962[FONT=Times New Roman]Douglas R. Patton
"Omnis Cedo Domus"
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05-16-2006, 01:21 AM #15
1609...volunteers, Started in the Dutch Colony
1628...first recorded fire losses
1648...first attempt at a fire service called the Fire Police, ember chasers
Between this time....Leather Buckets, hooks, and ladders stored on street corners and corner houses.
1658...first organized fire company, called the "rattle-watch" started w/8 men, grew to 50.
1732...first hand pumpers No.1 and No.2...delivere 2 HHM or hogs-head of water a minute.
1732...Volunteers started....Chief Engineer Anthony Lamb, $12 a year.
1737...Thomas Lote built the first fire engine in the country...No.3
1776....8 Engines, 2 bucket and ladder trucks....Under Gen Washington
1776...Sept...Brits take over NYC..burn it to cinders
11/25/1786...American Army retakes NYC after Brits leave...After the war....out of the 8 Engines and 2 Trucks....all but Truck No.1 were destroyed...only two apparatus left....1 worked....most of the Dept members were killed. (Present day Ladder 1 is the direct desendent of Truck No.1, oldest company in the city)
1793...First Engine house built
I know its more than what was asked for....but I a buff...couln't resist passing some of my Departments history.
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05-16-2006, 01:35 AM #16
Oh I have more....The first regular organization of the Fire Department of the city of New York, February 15, 1786, ordered by the Common Council that the following persons be appointed firemen, during the pleasure of the Board:
William Ellsworth, John Stagg, Francis Bassett, Isaac mead, and John Quackenboss, engineers.
HOOK AND LADDER MEN
Company No. 1.--David Contant, Edward Lowvier, John Vernon, Gilliaum Cornell, Jacob Abramse, Edward Patten, Christian Stamler, Thomas Underhill, Anthony Abramse, Abraham Schenck, Thomas Skaats, Rinior Skaats, and Daniel Fagan.
Company No. 2.--William Wright, Timothy Russell, Christopher Halsted, George Deiderich, Thomas Lubbary, John Hacbain, Daniel Lawrence, Samuel Carmen, James Russell, Matthew Bird, Henry Rogers, and David Rosette.
Engine Company No. 1.--Benjamin Birtsell, Thomas Ash, James Tyler, Peter Demilt, John Buskirk, Richard Davis, Jurden Lawrence, John Van Varick, Theodorus Deforrest, William Carman.
Engine Company No. 2.--Jotham Post, foreman; Jeremiah Ackerly, Frederick Shober, Daniel Kingsland, John Simpson, John Titus, Peter Shop, John DeGroot, William Nicols, Patrick Seamons.
Engine Company No. 3.--Guillaum Varick, foreman; Bartholomew Skaats, William Covenhoven, Gerard Smith, Jacob Brower, John Kemper, John De Le Montague, William Van Dolsem, John Henry, George Gozman.
Engine Company No. 4.--Sylvester V. Buskirk, John Rarsi, Thomas Bruen, John Philips, Elbert Anderson, Burger Van De Water, William Hunt, John Van Voorhis, Elias Stillwel, John Houseman. (Its engine was removed in February, 1793, from the City hall to the theater in John Street.)
Engine Company No. 5.--Frederick Eachart, George Peck, Garret Van De Water, William McKinney, Peter Thompson, John Cole, Abraham Eachart, William Remmey, Nicholas Hillman, and Caleb Pell.
Engine Company No. 6.--Abraham F. Martlings, foreman; William Day, Joseph Smith, William Jennings, Conrad Heasner, Thomas Campbell, Valentine Vaughn, Jacob Day, Joseph Smith, Jr.
Engine Company, No. 7.--John Post, Jacob Tabley, James Townsend, Thomas Hazard, Elijah cook, Anthony Ford, John Day. John Smith, William Mooney, William Dean, Stephen Coles, Jacob Smith, Abel Hardenbrook.
Engine company No. 8.--David Morris, Henry Spingler, Anthony Brown, James Quackenboss, Dowe Talman, David Van Derbeck, Isaac Sherdewine, Abraham Brevoort, Philip Smith, Christopher Fegenhan, Isaac Austin, John Rose, Frederick Mabie, Andrus Cole, Abraham Riker, Charles HardenburgIACOJ Member
05-16-2006, 08:40 AM #17
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- Mar 2005
- Mohegan Lake, NY
Yorktown Heights - 1909
Port Chester - 1823
05-16-2006, 10:10 AM #18
- Join Date
- Sep 1999
- I don't know but I here laughing.
1881 we turn 125 this month.This space for rent
05-16-2006, 10:36 AM #19
Fire Company chartered in 1885. Town chartered in 1886."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
05-16-2006, 12:10 PM #20
Jersey City Fire Department went paid in 1871
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