Keyport Firefighting, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Keyport Firefighting, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

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by Tom Gallo, Tim Regan, Jim McTernan, Keyport Fire Museum
     
 

The Keyport Fire Department was created by necessity in the aftermath of the great fire of 1877, which destroyed half of the town's business center and brought the bustling early port settlement to a grinding halt. As the town was being rebuilt, citizens acted to ensure that fire would never again spread uncontrollably. By 1907, seven fire companies formed to

Overview


The Keyport Fire Department was created by necessity in the aftermath of the great fire of 1877, which destroyed half of the town's business center and brought the bustling early port settlement to a grinding halt. As the town was being rebuilt, citizens acted to ensure that fire would never again spread uncontrollably. By 1907, seven fire companies formed to provide hose, engine, ladder, and fire police services, with equipment drawn by hand or horses. The department's equipment and firefighting techniques evolved with time and technology. Keyport Firefighting chronicles more than 130 years of the firefighting men and women who lived, worked, and volunteered their services for their hometown in an effort to preserve life and property.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738563619
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/13/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Tom Gallo, Tim Regan, and Jim McTernan, lifelong friends and Keyport firefighters, worked together to compile images of the individual fire companies and their supporters. The Keyport Fire Museum Association and Education Center has become the first museum of its kind in Monmouth County and a public repository for firefighting artifacts, images, and education. The authors' proceeds from this publication will help benefit the museum's continuation.

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Keyport Firefighting, New Jersey (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Keyport Fire Department is now 132 years old. There is just too much history to cover in a small book. For those who have served in the department, in any capacity, it brings back many memories. It is worthy of the cost of purchase. It took a disaster in 1877 to start a fire company and yet a number of citizens had voted in the negative to organize and fund a primitive ladder unit.