fire departments


Newport, Kentucky

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, Kentucky

These are Cincinnati Firefighters demonstrating equipment for the Newport FD, c. 1922.
 We suppose that building on the far right had nothing to do with the CFD's choice of demo sites.


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Newport Fire
Department, 1907
Newport Fire Department, 1941
A key to who's in the picture is here.
Newport Police
 Department, 1900


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Engine Company #1 Ahrens used the Newport
Fire Truck in an ad


Newport FD

Washington Fire Company No. 1 (10 East Fourth Street)


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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


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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
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  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.

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