10/12/11 388 W - + 8 - 3 Early History of Fuquay-Varina Fire Department

Postscript to my posting about Fuquay Springs Engine 1, here are some excerpts from materials found in my records. Let's just call the man cave the Hall of History, shall with? Fred A. Olds would be proud.

News & Observer 

Fuquay Springs town minutes

News & Observer - February 2, 1938

Wake Town Forms Fire Department

Fuquay Springs Completes Organization of First Fire Fighting Crew

Fuquay Springs, Feb. 12 - Formal organization of the Fuquay-Varina volunteer fire department took place in the town hall this week with Lee Rowland, chief of the department, presiding over the meeting.

Although the department is just now being organized, it is prepared to fight fires immediately. Several months ago the town purchased a fire truck and other modern firefighting equipment sufficient to take care of the town's needs.

Officers of the department, in addition to Chief Rowland, are S. A. Satterwhite, assistant chief; W. G. Ragan, secretary; and T. L. Cordle, treasurer.

Members of the department are Chief Rowland, John Thomas, W. G. Ragan, W. A. Hamilton, A. A. Tingen, Horton Poe, C. B. Ellis, S. A. Satterwhite,  J. L. Kestler, S. L. Rowland, R. K. Rhodes, Woodrow Johson, Jack Riley, and Mr. Clark. Satterwhite, Ragan and Tingen have had previous experience in other cities where they resided before coming to Fuquay.

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