This photo from 1977 was found in a Marion Daily Republican Special Edition called Salute to Firefighters published in 2002. Pictured from L-R are, Hubert Benedict, Carl Kelton, John Lewis, Commissioner Ron Joyner, Jack Wells, Charles Heyde and Anthony Rinella. Not pictured were Bill Whiting and Paul Barnwell. Two additional firefighters came onboard the following year in 1978, they were Bill Lewis and Rusty Deaton.
(Marion Daily Republican, 2002)
Firemen From Area Fight Fire
Fire this morning caused extensive damage to the Eagles Hall building, 612 ½ N. Market, but an intensive firefighting effort prevented the blaze from spreading.
Carl Armes, Eagles secretary, estimated the damage at about $40,000. Continue reading
Fire Dept pumper in July 4th parade ca 1915
This photo has no notes but appears to be a July 4th parade in around 1915. If anyone has any further details related to this picture, please inform me.
(Photo from Marion Fire Dept Website)
The first official Marion City Hall appears to have manifested with the building of the Marion State and Savings Bank building being erected in 1903. Continue reading
In a short ceremony Friday William E. Hexford, Chief of the Veteran Administration’s supply division handed the keys of the VA’s fire truck to Marion Fire Chief Lonnie Dungey Continue reading