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Ellington Fire Department

December 2, 2012
The Post-Journal

The Ellington Volunteer Fire Department became a reality on Oct. 23, 1925, at a meeting in the Grange Hall. At a meeting shortly thereafter 24 men joined as members. The first fire hall had originally been a blacksmith shop and was purchased for $700. The first piece of firefighting apparatus was purchased in 1926, was a used chemical truck with three soda and chemical tanks. This unit served the department until 1941 when a Chevy truck was purchased with a Panama pump and small booster tank. In late 1945 it was replaced by a Army surplus 4-wheel drive Chevy pumper.



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