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.