Sunday, March 17, 1985 - Uniform of the Day - You'll definitely see this guy on Saturday night if you're at Laurel View.
Hamden Firefighters Honored for Below Grade Rescue
March 16, 1965 - CLICK to enlarge (Photo by I.A. Sneiderman)
On March 16, 1965, Hamden Post 88 of the American Legion honored each of four Hamden firefighters with their Meritorious Award for the below grade rescue of a trapped workman following a road collapse on Skiff Street a few months earlier.
Honored were Lieut. Luke Tobin and rookie Firefighters Charles Carlson, Harold Mangler and Ed Doiron (not pictured), all three of whom began their careers on the Department the previous November.
American Legion Post 88 Meritorious Award recipients (L-R): Michael Iezzi, HPD Lieut. Daniel Liston, Frank Gamache, Ff. Charles Carlson, Ff. Harold Mangler, Lieut. Luke Tobin, Betsy Wollensack, and Comm. Charles Noonan. (Photo by I.A. Sneiderman)
1956 - Ff. Bill Hines Presents Prize to Poster Winner
c. 1955 - Ff. William S. Hines and Prize Winner (CLICK to enlarge)
Sally Hines Rowe sent this newspaper clipping of her dad, Firefighter William Hines, presenting a $15 prize to eighth grade poster winner, David Carlson, of Margaret L. Keefe School grammar school.
The exact date of the photo is unknown, but it was mostly likely shot sometime during the 1955-56 school year - after the November town election. First Selectman Herbert Hume, one of the judges of the poster contest, was elected in November 1955. And June 1956 marked the end of the 7th and 8th grades at Margaret L. Keefe and all other Hamden elementary schools. That was also the last time the high school would have "freshmen" until the 1980s. In September 1956, all Hamden 7th, 8th and 9th grade students began attending the new Michael J. Whalen Jr. High School (later the Hamden Middle School) on Newhall Street.
Also in 1956, Ff. Hines became Lt. Hines. A really great guy with a keen sense of humor, Bill served on the department from 1946 until his passing in 1979.
15 Years Ago: The End of an Era
Very early example of Gamewell street alarm box
The New Haven Register, March 16, 1998 (CLICK to enlarge)