YOUR HOMETOWN — Grottoes: Fire Museum Holds Decades ‘Worth Of Love’

Antiques, Photo Displays Tell Story Of 65-Year-Old Department

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Posted: February 27, 2013

Assistant Chief Chandler Hardy and firefighter Ben Brown look over the Res-Q-Jack and Jaws of Life on the department’s new $600,000 rescue engine. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
Jeanne Kirby, the Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department’s historian, examines a hand-drawn, wagon-wheeled tanker used by citizen firefighters in Grottoes before the establishment of the department in 1948. Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R.
GROTTOES —  “Proudly serving since 1948” is emblazoned on the Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department’s trucks and other apparatus.
It’s a sentiment evidenced throughout the organization’s museum, a…

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