Humphrey volunteers turn Station 2 over to the Town.
During this week in 1949, the membership of the Humphrey Hook & Ladder Fire Association officially turned their 1913 fire station over to the Town of Hamden. The company had gone inactive shortly after the end of World War II and with the expansion of the career department that occurred shortly thereafter.
The Hamden Chronicle, Thursday, December 15, 1949 - CLICK TO ENLARGE
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In a brief ceremony at the Humphrey fire station on Saturday, December 17, 1949, Humphrey Hook & Ladder Fire Association president E. Wilbert Thomas (left), surrounded by numerous members, hands the property deed over to Hamden's First Selectman Michael J. Whalen.
Seventy years later, negotiations are pending for the Mt. Carmel Volunteer Fire Company to donate their fire station to the Town of Hamden. This would be the last volunteer-owned fire station, occupied by career personnel, to be turned over to the town. We'll keep you posted.