Fire Department of Catskill

Issue 19 and Volume 53.

Fire Department of Catskill The fire department of Catskill, N. Y., is purely volunteer and consists of four hose companies, one hook and ladder company and a steamer company. Of these the oldest and best known is the Citizens’ Hose Company, No. 5, conspicuous for the white uniform worn by its members and its $5,000 silver-mounted parade carriage. A few weeks ago was organized the Boomptjes Hook Hose Company, specially intended for the protection of property at the steamboat landing on Catskill Point. The twenty-fifth annual convention of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association will meet in Catskill on June 17-19. In that village 26 years ago the Greene County Firemen’s Association was organized. The next year it became the Tri-County Association, which later on formed the nucleus of the present Hudson Valley Association, comprising the counties of Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster and…

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