Fire Company Marks 125 Years Continuous Service

Issue 10 and Volume 112.

Fire Company Marks 125 Years Continuous Service A mammoth parade in Nyack, N. Y., on October 10, climaxed the year-long observance of the 125th anniversary of Orangetown Fire Company No. 1. The company was organized October 4, 1834, to operate a rotary-type “coffee mill” hand pumper which the town had purchased from a peddler several years earlier. Orangetown usually observes its anniversary during national Fire Prevention Week. For this special commemoration, however, the company has held a series of monthly events since last October. These have included a Christmas party for the children, a “family of the firemen” outing, clambake, open house for all the other 42 fire companies in Rockland County, a gala spring bazaar and a company birthday dinner. The celebration has been tied in with New York State’s “Year of History — Hudson-Champlain” observance. The celebration has literally been a colorful one. Orangetown firemen have been sporting…

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