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Archive for November 17th, 2013

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, November 1992

By Ann Steiert

Fire District No. 17's 1947 Ford Howard-Cooper (Photo courtesy Bill Kombol)

Fire District No. 17’s 1947 Ford Howard-Cooper (Photo courtesy Bill Kombol)

For the past several months the subject of arson and fires being set has dominated many newscasts. Reading and hearing all these reports has made us think about how fire protection came to be in our town.

When the town was first started there was a great hazard from fires for the homes were all heated by stoves and fireplaces. There was no water system as we know it now. It was quite a while before there were hydrants and trucks. (more…)

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