On 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
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
The old fire truck recently traded in by the City of Marion on the purchase of a new fire truck was sold Wednesday afternoon by the Central Fire Truck Corporation of St. Louis to the village of Cowden, near Shelbyville. Continue reading
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 )
The fire committee from the city council met with other city officials to decide on the proposition of removing the fire department to the building recently purchased for a city hall. It was decided to make the change as soon … Continue reading