In 1951, the first two way radio was installed in the fire engine. Meetings were held in Albert Ridgely's garage at the corner of Route 32 and 144 and a siren was mounted on a pole. The VA has permitted: The department also placed a new 2,000 gallon tanker in service that was provided by the county.
Many kids and adults explore the spooky old buildings - some wanting to experience proof of the place being haunted. Come and help us as we continue to grow, and learn with us as we look to the future to serve our community in the best possible way.
These equipment purchases were made possible by the generosity of the West Friendship community and our ongoing fundraising efforts including booths at the Howard County Fair. The ladies purchased the lumber for kitchen cabinets, a sink, pots and pans, dishes, and all the utensils.
Young people party there. Website Visitors Since April 24, 2007 1,280,815. On May 14, 1957, the firemen had a close call that could have been a real tragedy for the department. The wealthy movie and TV production companies, though, should pay rental fees - monies that can help the VA afford better care for American military veterans. During a February blizzard, snow drifted across roads as deep as 15 feet in some places.
The very first ambulance, a 1964 Cadillac, was purchased by the fire department in January of 1969. Also, in 1961, the Ladies Auxiliary began a long standing tradition of serving dinner to Glenwood Lions at the Lions Club meetings that were held at the fire station twice a month. Visitors Today Feb 26, 2019 122.
Things were a bit rough in those first few years. The firemen were assisted in their endeavor by a generous donation from the Glenwood Lions Club. The following year, a 1970 Swab ambulance was placed in service.
Unfortunately, I can't add more, because, my current Internet connection doesn't upload files very well. All members, past and present were invited to attend. The 1928 Buick was outfitted by the members with a 500 GPM pump and a 100 gallon tank mounted on the back and was kept in the unheated garage.
During the first year, they responded to 16 fire calls, including a barn fire that took ten days to finally extinguish. During heavy snows there were times when the Buick couldn't make it to the fire at all. Hoses had little effect and the firefighters could do no more than stand and watch as the fire consumed anything that got in its way.