Antique car lovers will cringe when they see some of these photos of the infamous Lynn Motors fire. Many cars that were just plain "old" in 1950 would have been valuable collectors items today. The car lot was located just north of Morse Street, directly across Dixwell Avenue from St. Ann's Church, a stone's throw from the Highwood fire station that would close 19 months later. Most of these photos came from Local 2687.
New Haven Register article courtesy of the Family of Sid Trower
It's a '39 Buick!
The fellow in the white helmet is most likely Capt. Everett Doherty
Courtesy of the family of Sid Trower
70 Years Ago
February 25, 1945
Putting things in a historical perspective, as U.S. Marines were battling Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Hamden fire and police officials were investigating this trailer fire that resulted in a fatality. Hamden's newly appointed Fire Marshal, Captain Al Purce, is seen with an unidentified Hamden police officer.
Details did not accompany the photo, which was provided through the courtesy of D/C Gary Merwede. Further research will be done once access to parking for the New Haven Library is more readily available.
I.A. Sneiderman photo courtesy of D/C Gary Merwede
Last Day on the Job for a Dedicated Hamden Firefighter
Photos by Daryl Osiecki
The Hamden Fire Department and Platoon 4 said "goodbye" to Firefighter/Paramedic Greg Pereira Wednesday afternoon upstairs at Station 4. Greg completed twenty years of service, all of them as a certified paramedic - not a lot of R & R when you go that long as a medic.
Good luck, Greg! Wishing you many happy and healthy years in retirement.
Retired Supt. of Alarms & Apparatus Richie Lostritto sent this photo he took outside the Shop in 1982. On the left is Larry Gershman, who would become the department's first hydrant maintainer in 1986. The smiling guy is then-Firefighter Bob Mordecai, who was working extra in the Shop that day. Bob is now president of the HFRA.