11/05/09 98 W, 1 I - + 10 - 13 Kannapolis Reel Team, 1928

The Kannapolis Fire Department was formed in 1916. They operated a hand reel for nearly two decades, not acquiring their first motor pumper until 1934. Their proficiency as a reel team was demonstrated in 1929, when Kannapolis tied with East Spencer for first place in the hand reel contest at the annual state fireman's tournament. Kannapolis took exclusive first place in 1930, and continued first place wins for every subsequent year until the hand reel contest was discontinued in 1937. Learn more about the tournaments. Pretty cool picture, courtesy of the Kannapolis Library. Click to enlarge:

Courtesy Kannapolis Library

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