From “The History of Old Farmington”: In June 1935, the first Farmington Fire District was formed, to be supported by taxes and to have a paid Fire Chief. The first directors were A.G. Campbell, Elmer Norgard, George Smith, John Larson, and R.C. Gruwell. The first truck they purchased was a one-and-one half ton to three ton Diamond T truck. The truck was built especially for this district at a cost of $4000. It carried special equipment for grain fires, 400 gallon tank for water that can be filled in less than two minutes, a special spray for back firing and six portable hand pumps.
A volunteer fire organization was formed with 10 members holding fire drills once a week. J.D. Toda was appointed to take charge of the truck. Their first chance to use the new truck was July 4, 1936. Joe Harrison became the first Fire Chief. He retired in 1969. Jim Lewis became Fire Chief. The present Fire Chief is Conni Bailey.
The Farmington Fire Department will be holding its annual Breakfast on Sunday, May 19th from 7:00 a.m. to Noon. The Volunteer Fire Fighters prepare the breakfast along with Fire Chief Conni Bailey cooking in the kitchen. There are also raffle tickets to purchase to win wonderful prizes. So be sure to come out to support your local Fire Department and have a good time.
Happy Birthday, Gloria Jean Boone, on May 20th.
Happy Anniversary to David and Joni Kalebaugh, on May 20th.
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