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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association

… Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association From bucket brigades to modern pumpers, the Hallowell Fireman's Association record is a distinguished one.

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

After the buckets came the invention of the hand pumper. To work the hand pumper, someone would pour in water while a second person would pump a…

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Hose 5 Fire Museum

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

… the Torrent, the Tiger, and eventually a steam pumper. In 1898 the Fire Department moved from its location on Winthrop Street to the old Town Hall…

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Historic Hallowell - The Tiger and the Lion

The Tiger and the Lion Tiger Pumper, Second Street Fire Station, Hallowell, ca. 1900Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Hallowell’s second…

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Lubec, Maine - Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911

… Lubec firefighters proudly riding the horsedrawn pumper “Torrent,” which still exists in the Peacock Firefighting Museum as of 2010.