10/30/09 164 W - + 10 - 19 Mt. Pisgah Academy Fire Department


Reporting from Buncombe Country, where an Asheville Citizen newspaper article of May 17, 1959, tells of a Mt. Pisgah Academy Fire Department. The institution is a four-year secondary-education boarding school in Candler. The fire department was organized in 1952, with facility and students serving as members. In 1959, the department had one truck and was led by Fire Chief L. C. Rilea, and Asst. Chief C. E. Davis. Their fire district was the same as the four-mile district served by the fire department of the American Enka Corporation. The Enka Fire Department dates to 1926. They had 24 volunteers and three trucks in 1959, and were contracted by the county to provide fire protection for that four-mile district. The town of Candler subsequently organized a fire department in 1961, reported the February 14 edition of the Asheville Citizen of that year. Today the area is protected by the Enka-Candler Fire Department, which was organized in 1987. How long was Mt. Pisgah Academy FD in operation? Maybe readers can advise.



Candler Volunteer Fire Department was incorporated March 22, 1961, says the state’s corporation database.
Legeros - 11/01/09 - 18:03



  
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