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Historic Marker to be Unveiled Honoring Country’s First Volunteer Fire Company

Fire Companies throughout Montgomery County are invited to the 275th Anniversary of the founding of the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia. A Historic Marker will be unveiled and a celebration is being planned at the nearby Fireman’s Hall, hosted by the Philadelphia Fire Department.

When: October 1, 2011, 10 AM

Where: On Market between 2nd and 3rd Streets

RSVP: by August 8, 2011 to UnionFireMarker@gmail.com

For more Information about the Historic Marker and Festivities – See Invitation – Union Fire Co PA Historical Marker Unveiling

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Historic Photo of Montgomery County Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Assoc. Discovered

Pictured below is a photograph of the beginnings of the “Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Association” which appeared in the Time Herald on September 14, 1959.

The caption reads: “Six new members for the Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Associati on are shown above being signed for membership by Norristown Chief Joseph Hartman, founder of tihe association, seated at left, and John Berkheimer, Center Square Chief, who was host chair- man yesterday, The new members, left to right, are Walter C. Smith, Jr. assistant chief of Flourtown Fire Company; Charles H. House, Flourtown Chief; John W. Smith, chief of West Conshohocken’s George Clay Company; Robert E. McCloskey, Flourtown assistant chief; George W, Clark, Trappe Chief, and Charles J. Smedley, Collegeville Chief. (Times Herald Photo)”