1970, Fire Dept.’s Last Run Out of the Old Fire House

Fire Dept last run 1_28_70On last run from the old “fire barn”. Fireman Bob Yost pilots fire truck on way to new station on North Court Street. Fireman Jack Wells is beside him. Transfer of firefighting equipment from the former old station which had been in use since it was in reality a horse barn more than 50 years ago was affected at noon Wednesday. Continue reading

June 20, 1941- Commissioner Announces Plans to Expand Fire House

City Commissioner Homer Butler on Friday outlined plans for improvement of the Marion Fire Department co-incident with the purchase of the new fire truck which will undergo its official test at the Marion Water Company’s North Madison Street plant Monday at 10 a.m. Continue reading

April 3, 1937- Bricks from Square Now House Fire Trucks

The new fire department built of brick salvaged from the old Public Square paving was occupied today by two fire trucks instead of one and the firemen were singing the praises of WPA commissioner Walter Williams for his prompt approval of the project.

(Extracted from local newspapers and compiled by Harry Boyd, posted at http://www.marionfire.us )