Lost Haddonfield: Haddon Fire Co. No.1

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Haddon Fire Co. No. 1 is the second oldest continuously operating volunteer company in the U.S. It was organized in 1764 and was first called the Friendship Fire Company of Haddonfield. Each member was required to furnish two leather fire buckets. The company had six ladders and fire hooks.

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Maryann Campling February 25, 2013 at 12:21 AM
My Dad (RIP) grew up in Philadelphia and although he was a city kid, had a great love of horses, which I inherited. He spent his spare time in the local stables and liveries. He told me stories about the fire house horses and how their harness was hung overhead in the ceiling on a pulley that drop the tack on to the horses' backs, to facilitate quick harnessing by the firemen. Daddy recalled the teams flying down Master Street (Brewerytown), and at night the sparks would fly from their shoes against the cobblestone street. He said that he would help the firemen cool down the teams, and prepare the harness for the next call. I miss him and his wonderful stories.
Christopher Jahn March 04, 2013 at 04:34 AM
My great-grandfather, William Henry Tibbitt, was a volunteer fireman for Haddonfield.


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