Rescue Hook & Ladder Fire Company No. 1 History:
The Rescue Hook & Ladder Fire Company No. 1, Minersville, Pa. was organized on October 1 1, 1871 with the following officers:
John Matthews, President
John Robins, Vice-
John W. Fisher, Recording and Financial Secretary
John Ludes, Asst. Secretary
John Deitrich, Treasurer
John W. Fisher, Foreman
John Williams and Joseph Bowden, Asst. Foreman
John Matthews, John W. Fisher and John Deitrich, Trustees.
In February, 1875 a new hand truck was purchased and installed in their new home and present quarters on the corner of North and N. 3rd Streets.
On February 24, 1915, a new motorized Hook & Ladder was housed. This truck was purchased from the American LaFrance Motor Co., Elmira, N.Y.
In May, 1941 a new modern fire apparatus was purchased, also from the American LaFrance Co.
October, 1963 another new truck was purchased, this time the most modern piece of equipment obtainable, A Pitman Snorkel, hydraulically operated boom, mounted on a Ford C-
The Jr. Fire Fighters Program was started on October 20,1981. Ages 14-
New Building! At our March 18,1986 meeting -
We acquired a 1970 4-
In the fall of 1990 we began to discuss a new aerial apparatus, in May of 1991 members went to look at an aerial platform truck with an 85' ladder, equipped with a 1500 GPM Pump, this unit was also equipped with an onan 6000 KW Diesel Generator. All members were impressed with this unit, a special meeting was called in June of 1991, All questions were worked out and the truck was purchased. Expected delivery is late October of 1991.