On Sept. 14, the Linfield Fire Company will hold an Open
House to celebrate its 100th year of volunteer service to the
According to the fire company, a fire that destroyed the Sanitary Company of America’s Foundry in October of 1913 prompted the creation of the Linfield Fire Co, created to “assist people and to protect property during a fire or disaster.”
In 1914, the company, located in a saddler’s shop, purchased a horse-drawn chemical apparatus with two 60-gallon tanks for $600.
Eventually the company expanded, and moved into larger stations – in 1924, it moved to the location that it held until 1985 when it moved to the current location on 1077 Main Street in Linfield.
The event, to be held at the firehouse, will begin at noon and run through 4 p.m., including food, beverages and music, a kid fire fighter challenge and a bouncy house and maze, plus games for all ages.
The event will also feature old-fashion apparatus housing and 100th anniversary commemorative glassware and t-shirts.
The event is sponsored in part by Exelon, who offered part of its annual donation with check presentation in July for the fire company.