History of the Hampton Fire Department
A tradition of service, courage and pride
Courtesy of Atlantic News & AdvertiserJanuary 10, 1984
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- Winnacunnet #1
- Hampton's Hook and Ladder shown in front of the Old Town Hall in 1910. This horse drawn wagon also carried the chemical tanks.
- A 1908 hand reel which was drawn by the members of the fire department.
- 1916 Keissiel combination chemical and hose truck.
- Ahrens Fox 1923, 750 gallon pump & ladder combination.
- Hampton's original Light Wagon, 1924.
- Hampton's original Engine #2., 1924 Reo 350 gallon pumper.
- This is the second Ladder Truck Hampton had. 1925 White Ladder Truck - city service type.
- The personnel of the 1928 Hampton Fire Department.From left to right, standing beside Chief's car, Homer B. Whiting and John C. White; vehicle license number 6073, in front seat, L. to R.: Charles Huckings and Perley R. George, back seat, Floyd Gale and William Stickney, Sr.; on vehicle license number 6075 (Ahrens Fox) in front seat, Roy Hitchcock and Fred Lorenz, back seat, Percy Annis, Allen Grey, and Randall Young; vehicle license number 6071 (1924 Sanford REO) in front seat, George Lamott and Harold Irwin, back seat, Everett Nudd and Roger Perkins; vehicle license number 6072 (white), all left to right, Marvin Young, Clinton Durant, Ralph Wiggin, Percy Brown, Daniel Cushing, and Joe Coram.
- Hampton's original Engine #4. A 1930 250 GPM Barton pump.
- The original Hampton Water Tower. Built in 1932 by members of the Fire Department.
- This photo taken in the 1930's shows the apparatus at Hampton Beach. From left to right is Chief George Lamott, Capt. Harold Irwin, Bernard Felch, Elmer Shaw and the station's dog Smoky.
- Hampton's original Engine #3. A 1937 Mack 500 gallon pumper.
- Hampton's second Engine #2, a 1941 Seagraves 500-gallon pumper. The only white fire truck in Hampton.
- Hampton's second Engine #2, a 1941 Seagraves 500-gallon pumper at a truck fire on High Street, Hampton, ca. 1960's(?).
[Photo courtesy Atty. H. Alfred Casassa]
- This was the third Ladder Truck Hampton had. Ladder #1, 1941 Mack -- city service type.
- This ambulance was rented by the Town of Hampton before delivery of Hampton's first ambulance.
- Hampton's second Engine #4. A 1948 Mack which is still in service today (1983). It is a 500 gallon pumper.
- Hampton's fourth Ladder Truck. A 1959 Ford still in service today.
- A display of Hampton Fire Department's apparatus in 1969.
- Pictured is the current line of fire apparatus which serves the entire Town of Hampton. In the background is the Hampton Beach Fire Station which received a face lift during 1983 with a new concrete floor, overhead doors, and a painting. The apparatus in this fleet are pieces dating from 1948 to 1982, with most of them being over 10 years old..
- This photo shows the Hampton Beach Fire Station beautifully decorated during the Christmas Season, accented by it's original swing-in barn doors.
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