Manville Fire Dept. History (from the Gluch family archive)


In a way, the life of The Manville Blog lays partially in the hands of the community. I don’t mean that in the sense that I’ll ever stop hunting down photos and info wherever I can, but like every community… the real true nuggets of info are in the hands of the families. Please keep that in mind, if you have quality photos you want to share… I can help you digitize them, and even give you digital copies for your own family archive. Over time I’ve gotten great submissions from some of the local folks, including this most recent collection of historic Manville Fire Dept. photos. These come from the collection of Chirs Gluch, his father, and his grandfather. The photos are so great, and so plentiful, that I had to break them down into thumbnails. If you click on the thumbnails they will expand into full sized photos. Unfortunately I do not have names to go with these photos, so like always… please feel free to enlighten us in the comments section.

This first bunch of photos are of a fire department inspection held on south main st. They would have council members and the mayor along with other chiefs from neighboring fire depts inspect the members and equipment of the fire department.

This second second batch are two seperate actual fire action shots…

These pictures are of a wet down for fire company #1’s new fire engine, and chiefs car. The fire engine is still in service at #1 and responds to many calls yet. I know the engine is a 1979 so I would assume the car is around the same year. And the wet down was held close to that time also.

And then a couple awesome shots from a firehouse fund raiser…

And finally one last shot of the #2 Firehouse

Thank you so much to the Chris Gluch, and the Gluch family for submitting these photos. This is a truly great collection, great action shots, historically relevant, and incredible quality of photos. This is the best Fire Dept collection I’ve gotten up here yet. Just awesome.


10 thoughts on “Manville Fire Dept. History (from the Gluch family archive)

  1. That is my father, Ray Jones Sr. in the first small picture receiving the trophy for the fire Department. He was an officer at North End Volunteer Fire Company #3 in the 70’s

  2. Carmen Ruscetta Chief BBFD 1972 is to the far right in picture # 40 and American Cyanamid Fire Chief Chet Kraczkowski is in a suit with a dress hat writing on a pad in picture # 32

  3. The man with his back to the camera in picture #6 is my father, Wayne Kozik. He was very involved with the purchase of the current pumper now operated by FD #1. They are celebrating the new truck.

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  5. Enjoy all the pics from Manville, noticed Mayor Patero, Mike Ruby , Neil Decrease and so many more…thanks for the memories. Karen Lapotasky Ash

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