A Little History on Newport

Issue 8 and Volume 94.

A Little History on Newport Forty years ago, fires in Newport, Vt., were extinguished through the use of an old hand pump, the water being drawn from Lake Memphremagog and rivers. Later this source of supply was replaced with an efficient water system. In the past fifteen years, $25.000 has been expended in the building of a brick central fire station which houses four pieces of motor fire apparatus and modern fire fighting equipment. The volunteer department is made up of forty men, two assistant engineers and a Chief. It is the only department in Vermont that has four trained divers. E. F. HUMPHREY Chief, Newport Fire Department

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