Fire always has been a terrifying event, one that has strikes fear in the hearts of men, women and children as it threatens lives, homes and businesses and property.
Dublin, like many villages, had to take care of its own. Fighting fires was a community activity. Water came from the town pump or from the river. Volunteers were designated and trained, but if more help was needed, you pitched in. If there was time, help came from neighboring communities. But you had to plan to depend on your own resources first.
You will read about a resourceful community and about the 1937 Rep. Dublin's first fire truck, which you still might see now and then in a parade or other special city event.
To Read the Entire Story, Firefighters
By Brad Haynes
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