|Covington Firefighters, 1877
That's “Blink” Bowers (seated), John
Collum (left) and James Sanford.
|Washington Street, 1900|
Fire Engine on the scene on Pike Street, 1914
|1914||Dressed Up||unknown year||unknown year||1914|
Fire Company #1, Covington
|Fire Company #2,
On Greenup, between 4th and 5th, Covington
Fire Company #2, Covington
Fire Company #3
On 12th between Madison and Scott. Note St. Mary's.
Fire Company #3, Covington
|Hose Company #4 in front of Jos. Hartke's, 68 Pike.
Hartke made wagons, so this may not be the Covington Fire Department Hose Company #4, but some other city, whose wagon was made at Hartke's.
|Emma & Main, 1920|
|Fire Company No. #5,
Holman Street, Covington,
1909. That high tower in the
rear? It was used to dry the hoses.
|Fire Company #6||Fire Company No. #7,
|Fire Company No. #8,
Latonia southwest corner
of Southern & Tibbatts
|Ladder Wagon, 1910||Heading Down Madison||Covington Fire
|Covington, Ky Engine
No. #1, 1959 from the Peter
Pirsch Fire Truck Co of Kenosha
Kenton fire truck #5 a.k.a. Big Lizz, had a long and illustrious history, as written by the person selling it on eBay.
Covington Firemen, 1920
|Covington firefighters burn
an abandoned house at 656
Elm Street for practice.
|Madison Avenue, Unknown Year||Unknown Year||The Ohio Scroll and
Lumber Co burns,
December 17, 1962.
(It had been abandoned
earlier, and was slated for
destruction, to make
room for the IRS Center)
Covington Patrolmen and their Harley's, 1952
Covington placed five new police cruisers like this one into service on
March 13, 1942, “fitted with radio equipment, and special lights and sirens.”
Inquiring minds want to know: Why
are there many, many more pictures of fire departments
and fire engines, but relatively very few pictures of police departments and police cars??