Midwest Fire Company Case Study

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History of the Newton Abbott Fire Company Inc. Our history actually began in the minds of men who could see a need for a method of controlling mans worst enemies, “Fire”. When the members first organized the company as Community Fire Company, meetings were held in Laglers Place on the corner of the Town Line and Abbott Roads. This continued for years. Alwood White was the first president then, and the Ladies Auxiliary was busy conducting parties and baked good sales. In 1933-1934, the village of Windom was divided and the western portion of Abbott Road became Hamburg. The eastern side of Abbott Road belonged to Orchard Park. The name Newton Abbott originated by combining the names of both Hamburg and Orchard Park supervisors. The following officers were elected in 1934 and served through January 7, 1935: President John Sullivan, Vice-President Eugene Struck, Recording Secretary A.J. Guerin, Financial Secretary Guy Struck, Chief Milford Struck, Assistant Chief Carl Carroll, and Sergeant at Arms Carl Lickfield. Meetings were held in Mr. DeWitt’s home on Abbott Road for the…show more content…
Newton Abbott Volunteer Fire Company was instrumental in organizing youth programs under the direction of Gerald (Ernie) Ernewein and Joseph Stoher and his wife. The children would participate in parades and host youth dances. These programs were self-sustaining. Newton Abbott Station Number 2 was constructed in 1959 to increase fire protection in the western portion of the district. At this time, the present Station Number 1 was built in 1961, replacing the old fire house. These projects were completely funded by fund raising events and bingo profits. At this time, Newton Abbott owns all the land, buildings, and equipment, with the exception of Rescue 7 which was financed. In 1963, the rescue squad was formed. Newton Abbott purchased a used ambulance from another fire

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