Newport Fire Department
|Pat Gerrein Emark tells us: “That's Wilbur (Fritz) Gerrein behind the wheel of the firetruck. The white-haired gentleman on the right (holding two hoses) is Pat Henzerling (sp?), and I believe the guy in the white hat w. a bow tie could be Henry Wheitholder (sp?) who was fire chief when our dad died in 1966. I believe Henry's son, Tommy, may have followed in his dad's footsteps to become chief, or assistant chief, or at least a firefighter. The picture was taken behind the firehouse that was on 4th street. It would be hard to guess the year - you might add ten years to the year of the cars parked there. . . most fire fighters couldn't afford a car that was less than 10 years old! My guess would be between 1950-1964 (wide range!).”|
|Newport Fire Department, 1941
A key to who's in the picture is here.
|Engine Company #1||Ahrens used the Newport
Fire Truck in an ad
Washington Fire Company No. 1 (10 East Fourth Street)
|Scene of the death of Newport
Fireman Lee Howe. Details.
|Hose Wagon #3, located in
the 300 Block of W. 7th
from 1892 to 1928
|Hose Wagon #4|
|1915. The fire truck on the left is by US Truck in Covington, a subsidiary of Stewart Iron Works. On the right is a truck by A Schacht||Another US Truck Co fire truck in Newport.||An Ahrens Fire Truck. Details|
|Images and information from the Vanishing Cincinnati Facebook page.|
|1919 Ahrens Fox (left)
1928 Ahrens Fox (right)
|A 1922 Ahrens Fox
pulling a Seagrave Ladder
|Fire Company 1 located at 10 East 4th Street.|
Several of these images are from the Newport Fire Department's own web site. There's a history of the department there, too.
Margaret Strebel Hartman's History of the Newport Fire Department (pdf) is here.