Firehouse Finale-Hometown Memories

Firehouse FinaleThis piece brings back many memories for me.  When I was growing up my Dad was a volunteer firefighter.  Winter Harbor Volunteer Fire Department has kept our town well protected for a s long as I can remember.  I am very grateful to all of the people who work as volunteers, they put in a lot of time training and make themselves available whenever possible when the call comes.        This truck, the station and perhaps the portable tanks in this piece are no longer active firefighting tools.  Billy Bickford generously allowed me to photograph the truck he has purchased and refurbished.  The station sets waiting for new use.  I understand that it will be repurposed .  The pumper tanks (? terminology) were part of the trucks equipment.  I’m sure most people know that we have a new multi-purpose station and new truck, probably new gear and of course many new State rules and regulations for firefighting.  Thanks to everyone who has and does and will help protect our town and the greater Hancock county area.