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  • Subject contains "Fire departments"

Description: Postcard shows a horse-drawn fire engine of the Wakefield Fire Department. The fire house on Princess Street is visible in the background.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: 1922
Description: Postcard shows a view of the 1900 Fire Department building at the corner of Crescent and Mechanic (now Princess) Streets. The view is looking west down Princess Street towards Main Street. Most of the…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: ca. 1906
Description: "The Wakefield Fire Department replaced its 1894 Abbot-Downing hose wagon with a 1906 American LaFrance combination chemical and hose wagon it purchased at a cost of $1,450. The horse-drawn wagon…[More]

Date: ca. 1886
Description: Fountain Company No. 3, a volunteer company which was not part of the Fire Department, was organized on August 23, 1875. The hand tub used by the company was built by Increase S. Hill sometime around…[More]

Date: ca. 1905
Description: "The Board of Fire Engineers formed a hose company in Greenwood in September 1886 at the request of local residents, "with but little expense to the town, as apparatus was in storage and members…[More]

Date: [1970-1979?]
Description: "1975 Maxim 100 foot aerial ladder. Diesel powered, automatic transmission. 200 gallon booster tank with 250 gpm P.T.O. Hale pump with 250 ft. of 3/4" booster hose & 150 ft. of 1 1/2" preconnected…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: 1928
Description: "Driver Henry Russell, Chief Fred Graham and Tillerman Harry Parker (on the rear tiller) displayed Ladder 1 near the old fire station shortly after its arrival in Wakefield. The Town purchased its…[More]

Date: ca. 1941
Description: The Lucius Beebe Steamer No. 1, often referred to as the Silsby Steamer, was Wakefield's first steam and horse-drawn engine. Built by the Silsby Manufacturing Company of New York and purchased by the…[More]

Date: ca. 1890s
Description: Wakefield's Veteran Firemen's Association appears to have been among the most active of the veteran firemen's organizations in the Commonwealth in the late 1890s. Comprised of "old-time firemen," the…[More]

Date: 05-18-1894
Description: "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…[More]

Date: 1902
Description: "The 25-member company, formerly Fountain Engine 3, was reorganized as Volunteer Hose 2 on September 4, 1888. Shortly after reorganization, the members purchased a Rumsey four-wheel hand-drawn hose…[More]

Date: 1912
Description: Volunteer Hose Company No.2 became a part of the Wakefield Fire Department following a Town Meeting vote in March 1892.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: 10-13-1938
Description: "Purchased from the Seagrave Fire Apparatus Co. of Ohio at a cost of $9,500, this sedan-style pumping engine was first shipped by railroad to New Orleans to the International Fire Chief's convention. …[More]

Date: 1894
Description: "The Volunteer Hose Company participated in the 250th Anniversary Parade as part of the Third Division. They were joined in the division by the Eighth Regiment Band of Salem Marshal Levi Flanders…[More]