|A newspaper account is given about a meeting of the newly organized volunteer fire department of
Grantsville in 1942.|
"Monday night an up-to-date fire-fighting truck was purchased. It
is an American-LaFrance outfit and was used until recently by the city
of Marion, Ohio."
It is equipped with a 400 gallon per minute pump and a 200 gallon
Fulmite and soda acid and tetra-chloride chemical
also come with the outfit together with ample ladder and hose
Grantsville Mayor A.G. Burns, Recorder Ralph Morris, Rue Schoolcraft and Mont
went to Marion Sunday to inspect the truck.
"By the way, there are thirty -two
in the company and every shining one of them were present.
The organization of the fire company is as follows: Z.N. Connolly,
Rue Schoolcraft, secretary-treasurer; George Lambiotte, chief; Mont
assistant chief; Charles Roberts and Rymer Law, captains.
is limited to fifty, and "no deadheads should apply."
workers who will spend time drilling and learning the fundamentals
"The volunteer fire department is in no way connected with the town
the county Civilian Defense Council or any other like
It was started by a number of younger men of the town following the
The cost of the truck and other expenses of the organization will
paid by voluntary subscriptions from the residents and property owners
No New Deal funds will be used.
can support this movement without fear of being contaminated by New
money," wrote the reporter about the Republican newspaper.
The local Rotary club started the ball rolling with a contribution
- Norma Knotts Shaffer
Read Norma Shaffer's "Moments in Time," transcribed from the Calhoun Chronicle