04/27/09 60 W, 2 I - + 12 - 19 Greenville Fire Department History

Here’s another treat, a wee document titled History of Fire Protection, City of Greenville, N.C. Published in 1970 by the city's Fire Prevention Bureau, the eight-page pamphlet features historical information compiled and written by Jane Murray. The cover image of an 1853 Latta [correct?] steamer is unrelated to the contents. Read the document.

Greenville also has a handful of former fire stations that are worth seeking out, including a 1909 old municipal building on East 5th Street. Their 1943 training tower is still standing, as well. See and read more about the buildings: http://www.legeros.com/history/nc/statio..
Legeros - 04/27/09 - 20:21

Great little publication. The history of the Rough & Ready Fire Brigade has always interested me as has that of the Salamander Fire Company in nearby Washington NC. The early origins of the fire service in NC has some interesting stories. Washington FD has a good historical account at: http://www.ci.washington.nc.us/fire_hist.. to include information on the Volunteer Motor Company which raised money to buy the second self-propelled motor fire apparatus in the state.
D.Cates - 04/29/09 - 11:28

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