05/23/09 166 W - + 5 - 11 Vass Fire Department


Turning our attention to Moore County, the town of Vass once had a fire department. Formed before 1949, they operated two hose carts with 2 1/2-inch hose. The carts were pulled to the scene by the first two volunteers with vehicles to arrive at the fire station. In 1949, VFD purchased its first vehicle. By 1958, VFD purchased an American LaFrance pumper. Vass Fire Department operated until around 1992, when they merged with Circle V Fire Department. The town contracted with CVFD for protection, and allowed absorption of the town department. CVFD was organized around 1981, or at least incorporated that year, and opened a Woodlake substation in 1984. Or was the latter its own department? See the Circle V Fire Department web site for more information. Where was the Vass Fire Department located? Perhaps an old town hall building, with an attached fire station? Unknown, but we're headed to the town this evening for some personal business, and perhaps can inquire. Maybe the former fire station is still standing.



Or, I could just pick up the damn phone. One call to CVFD and the answer presents itself. The old Vass Town Hall and fire station was located across the street from 131 Alma Street. It was built in the 1930s, perhaps, and was demolished in the 1990s. It was replaced by a new town hall. The fire department moved across the street to its present location at that time. Thanks to a CVFD firefighter for the information.
Legeros - 05/23/09 - 10:07



  
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