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40 Volunteers Founded West Caldwell Fire Department

The West Caldwell Fire Department was incorporated 100 years ago. Do you recognize the names of any of the founding members?

40 Volunteers Founded West Caldwell Fire Department

The was incorporated 100 years ago on on August 5, 1912.

The following list of founding members was  held at the firehouse this August 5. A community wide celebration is planned for Saturday, Sept. 22 at the firehouse.

See any familiar names? Tell us about your ancestors, share memories in the comments. 

1.            Clifford J. Baldwin – Chief

2.            J. Beach – Firefighter

3.            F. Beam –Foreman

4.            G.E. Best – Chief

5.            H. Best – Firefighter

6.            J. Brody – Foreman

7.            R. Bush – Firefighter

8.            G. Cadmus - Firefighter

9.            Roswell Conklin – Chief

10.            Herbert  Francisco -Firefighter

11.            Ford Garrabrant – Assistant Chief

12.            E. Goller – Firefighter

13.            L. Gould – Firefighter

14.            Theodore Gray -Firefighter

15.            A. Hager –Firefighter

16.            J. Monroe Harrison – Firefighter

17.            F. Henion – Firefighter

18.            H. Hershog -1st Assistant Chief

19.            J. Jamison - Firefighter

20.            W. Johnson – Assistant Foreman

21.            H. Kanouse -  1st Assistant Chief

22.            T. Kanouse – Assistant Foreman

23.            C. John Klimback – Chief

24.            R. Lemmox – Firefighter

25.            R. Lockwood – Firefighter

26.            J. Manning – Firefighter

27.            William C. Meyer – Chief

28.            F. Personette- Firefighter

29.            J. Royhouse – Assistant Foreman

30.            E.H. Russell – Warden

31.            H. Thorne – Firefighter

32.            H. Todd - Firefighter

33.            S.M. Tombs – Firefighter

34.            A.C. Van Ness – Chief

35.            E. Van Ness – Warden

36.            Earl J. Van Ness – Chief

37.            I.H. Van Ness – Chief

38.            W.L.Van Ness - Firefighter

39.            F. Vorhees – Firefighter

40.            H.M. Welshman – Firefighter

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