Browse Items (19 total)

  • Subject contains "Wakefield (Mass.). Fire Department"

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: 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]

Description: "The Town of Wakefield is fortunate to have two fire stations to service the needs of the community, one in close proximity to Wakefield Square, the other in the Greenwood section of town. The…[More]

Date: 1914
Description: "1914 Peerless Chemical and Hose Wagon (Greenwood Hose 3) 1914 Peerless Squad Wagon 1914 Peerless Ladder Truck. In September, 1914, three new pieces of motor-driven fire apparatus were delivered to…[More]

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: 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: 1900
Description: "The Wakefield Fire Department purchased its first horse-drawn ladder truck from the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord, New Hampshire in 1892, replacing an 1871 hand-drawn ladder truck. The new truck…[More]

Date: ca. 1907
Description: "Wakefield's brick Central Fire Station at the corner of Crescent and Mechanic (now Princess) Streets was built in 1900 after the Hathaway Stable fire destroyed the department's two-story wooden…[More]

Description: "Shortly after the incorporation of the town, the town of Reading recorded their first 'bucket brigades' in the 1660s. The first engine was put into service in the early 1800s and was known as the…[More]

Description: "The first recorded firefighting efforts in Wakefield occurred in the 1660s with the 'bucket brigade' method of fighting fires. Residents were required to have leather buckets to carry water from…[More]

Date: 07-03-1954
Description: "On April 1, 1902, the Town of Wakefield voted to sell the Greenwood Fire Station on Oak Street and convert the adjacent vacant Greenwood School building into a fire station. The school, originally…[More]

Date: ca. 1930
Description: "The Fire Department's Amoskeag Steamer works on the Nichols Ice House fire in a photo believed to be taken in 1930. The ice house was located on Main Street, Lakeside, opposite the Walton estate."…[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: 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

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: 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

Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 10-21-2007
Description: Photos show views of the granite memorial with a bronze plaque listing Wakefield's firefighters who have died. The monument is located near the chapel at the entrance to Lakeside Cemetery on North…[More]

Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 10-28-2007
Description: Photo shows the brick hose drying tower, originally part of the 1891 central fire station at the corner of Crescent and Princess Streets. The tower was the only part of the building that was saved…[More]