Press "Enter" to skip to content

Through the years, answering the call

Abingdon fire volunteers are shown, left, in 1958 with a converted fire truck and pumper, outside their original station in Bena. From left are Carlyle Brown, I.R. Blake Jr., C.M. “Buck” Rower, Marion Davis and Joe Brown. Above, Abingdon Rescue’s first ambulance is shown in 1968, inspected by an unidentified man. Right, Gloucester volunteers welcomed a new fire truck delivered in 1968. J. J. O’Connor, right, assistant chief, and fireman Wrayfield Oliver admire the new truck just purchased and put into service in April 1968 by the Gloucester Volunteer Fire Company. The $18,000 unit arrived at the Court House fire station at 4:30 p.m. on March 30, and half an hour later went out on a call to a structure fire.


To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.