Leadership

Fire Strips Volunteer Department

Issue 3 and Volume 99.

Fire Strips Volunteer Department The two-story frame firehouse of the Georgetown, Conn., Volunteer Fire Department and the town’s entire fire fighting equipment, consisting of two pieces of apparatus valued at $25,000 was destroyed by fire on February 24. An ambulance, lifeboat and miscellaneous firefighting equipment was also destroyed. According to Fire Chief Albert Berger, the blaze, which broke out shortly after 5 A.M . was caused by a short circuit in the wiring of the ambulance. The total loss is estimated at $40,000, and the town was without fire apparatus until a pumper was loaned to the Georgetown firemen by the town of Redding. Equipment was also offered by the nearby towns of Danbury, Bethel, Greenwich, Shelton, Wilton and the City of Bridgeport offered the town temporary use of a 500 gallon pumper. Chief Berger, who is president of the Fairfield County hire Chief’s Emergency Plan, said that the building…

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