Tag: Chester Volunteer Fire Company


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, the Chester Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire caused by cigarette ashes. The Milldale tenant house owned by Leonard Nixon suffered only minor damage because the firemen quickly brought the fire under control. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1937, the Chester Firemen’s Carnival netted $1,517.70, mainly due to a dice booth and bingo games. Additionally, attendees bought scores of raffle tickets for either cash or tons of coal. Half of the delicatessen concessions benefited the Community Nurse Association; the Chester Boy Scouts received a share of the final receipts for their participation; and the remainder of the profits were used to purchase new fire department equipment.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, Chief Jacob T. Lewis of the Morris County Civil Defense and Disaster Control announced there would be a five-company relay pumping drill in the south west section of Morris county. The Chester Volunteer Fire Company’s house was named the rendezvous point. The fire companies of Morris County had had more training in relay pumping than any similar area in the United States. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.

 


This Week in Chester History…

In 1958, Frederick C. Wyckoff (aged 66) died of a heart attack while dismantling the hurdles and equipment used in the 38th race meeting of the Essex Fox Hounds at Dhu Varren Farms. A lifelong Chester resident, he was a former member of the Volunteer Fire Company and a veteran of World War I. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.