History of the Lima Fire Dept in  Upstate New York

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Lima Fire Department History

1830

Repulse Fire Company formed - Bucket Brigade

1842

Wesleyan Seminary Fire

1853

Model School for Boys Fire - Dalton Road & College Street

1858

Jediah Commons Inn burned - Main Street and Plank Road


1876


Repulse Fire Company reorganized into the "Lima Centennial Fire Department," made up of three companies:

  • Extinguisher Company - 80 gallon tank on 2 wheels

  • Hook and Ladder Company - a wagon with ladders

  • Pumper Company - hand operated pump

History of the Lima NY Fire Department

1879

Fire Hall relocated to Rice Block; new fire hall built

Fire bell purchased and installed on roof of fire hall

1880

Western House Inn fire - first Fire Code Law enacted: All inns and taverns to have 5 leather fire buckets filled and ready for use

Hand drawn chemical cart purchased

Hand drawn chemical cart purchased and put into service

 

1889

Bell tower rebuilt following fire at the Silas Hickory farm

1900

Water work system installed in Lima - water supply under pressure now available

1902

Protectives Company formed - made up of the M. P. Allen Hose Company and the Eureka Hose Company

Fire Department Hose Cart

1908

Porcelain Insulator Corporation fire

1926

Presbyterian Church steeple fire

1927

First motorized equipment purchased

  • 1927 Childs Foamite Pumper

1972 Childs Foamite Pumper

  • 1927 Brockway Hook and Ladder Truck

1928

First electric fire siren installed

1936

Packard Square Car purchased

1948

Ambulance Squad formed - first ambulance purchased

Lima Fire Department Rescue

1969

"Lake Lima" - acquired 3,230 gallon tanker truck

1975

Lima Fire Bell dedicated to the people of Lima at the Bicentennial Celebration

1985

75' aerial truck purchased from Pittsford Fire Department

1990

Moved to current fire house, originally Hayes and Andrews Ford Dealership, 7286 West Main Street

 


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Lima Fire Department
PO Box 29A - Lima, NY 14485
585-582-1770
email: limafiredepartment@rochester.rr.com