Volunteer Hose 2, Chestnut Street at Tuttle Street, May 18, 1894

  • Volunteer Hose 2, Chestnut Street at Tuttle Street, May 18, 1894
  • "Volunteer Hose 2, under Captain A.D. Cate and Lieutenant B.C. Flockton, was among the many fire companies that participated in the Third Division of the 250th Anniversary parade. Led by the Eighth Regiment Band of Salem, the fire company division included Chief Engineer Levi Flanders and two assistants, one steamer with 12 men, a hook and ladder with 15 men, two hose companies with 10 men each, one chemical company with six men, and the volunteer hose company of Greenwood. The Reading and North Reading Fire Departments, along with Chief Engineers from five surrounding towns, also participated. The 25-member company, formerly Fountain Engine 3, reorganized as Volunteer Hose 2 on September 4, 1888. Shortly after reorganization, the members purchased a Rumsey four-wheeled hand-drawn hose carriage by subscription at a cost of $275. The volunteer company, which for many years was an 'efficient, independent company,' became a part of the Wakefield Fire Department following a Town Meeting vote in March 1892." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2004
  • Photo courtesy of Murray Young
  • 05-18-1894
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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