Frank Wegloski took this photo of Engine 4 around 1973. At that time it was one of the two 1968 Maxim S model 1000 GPM pumpers that were delivered in October 1968. When the 1973 Maxim foam truck was placed in service as Engine 4 in 1974, this 1968 Maxim and its twin, formerly Engine 3, were placed in service at Station 2 as Engines 1 and 2. Behind Engine 4 is the modular bodied Rescue 1, on a 1971 Ford chassis, which remained in service until 1979.
We want to thank Ff. Daryl Osiecki for acquiring this photo and several others from the 1970s and 80s from photographer Frank Wegloski, who has generously permitted the reproduction of his photos on our website.
Firefighters John O'Hare and Bill Davin (Photo by Joe Rahl)
Every morning "before coffee," the guys in all the stations and on all the shifts were expected to maintain their cleaning stations. In this mid-1970s photo by Joe Rahl, Firefighters John O'Hare and Bill Davin on Platoon 4 are seen taking care of the apparatus floor at Station 3. John, Bill and Joe were among the 30 attendees at last Tuesday's quarterly HFRA gathering at the Hamden Elks Hall.
At last Tuesday's quarterly gathering, the members of Hamden Fire Retirees Association, Inc. welcomed newest member, retired Capt./Training Officer John O'Dea, who joined the Hamden Fire Department exactly 32 years ago this week. John was among seven other new recruits, including Dep. Fire Chief Bob Surprise and Firefighter Jay Connolly, who are still on the job, and retirees John Longo, Tim O'Flynn, Harold Prescher, Bob Stacy and Paul Wetmore, Jr.
50 Years Ago
January 15, 1963
This newspaper article, dated January 15, 1963, is courtesy of Chan Brainard