Fire Company History

Delano Fire Company Alarm Card

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Very tattered, this old fire call card was lent to us by long-time member,  John Dougherty, who recalls that if the wind were blowing the wrong way,  the original  alarm couldn’t be heard down in the patch.   The old alarm is still on top of the fire house, but hasn’t been powered in ages.   The […]

The Founding Of The Ladies Auxiliary In 1948

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The Ladies Auxiliary of Delano Fire Company No. 1 functioned several years before they became an organized group.   Beginning with absolutely nothing and often working with “make shift” equipment, they held picnics, dinners, bake and soup sales… all to raise money for a fire company and a fire house. The original group informally organized in […]