Firefighting in Willimantic (Images of America) (Paperback)

Firefighting in Willimantic (Images of America) By Michael E. Tirone, Peter J. Zizka, Foreword by Marc a. Scrivener (Foreword by) Cover Image

Firefighting in Willimantic (Images of America) (Paperback)

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In 1830, the state legislature called on town leaders to "form a Fire Company to work a fire engine for the protection of buildings" in Willimantic. By 1832, the Willimantic Fire Engine Company had purchased an engine known as the "Deluge" and began a rich tradition of service to the people of Willimantic. Over the years, various fire companies were formed. From hand-drawn to horse-drawn to motorized equipment, and from loosely organized volunteers to highly professional career firefighters, the Willimantic Fire Department has provided citizens with skilled, trained, and compassionate service. Through photographs, memorabilia, and stories--the majority of which were collected by the firefighters themselves--Firefighting in Willimantic recognizes the traditions and accomplishments of this outstanding department.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738592930
ISBN-10: 0738592935
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 8th, 2012
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America