Three G Volunteer Fire Company Inc.
Prior to World War II, Glenfield, Greig, and Glendale depended upon the Lowville Fire Department for protection as Lowville had a "rural" tanker and pumper assigned for that use. After several weeks of discussions by Glenfield residents regarding the need for a local fire department, an organizational meeting was held on Friday night, April 9, 1954. After voting to proceed, the following officers were the first officers to be elected in this new fire department.
Historical information provided by Randy Kerr & Robert Watson
First Board of Directors
Joe Bodner Chester Manzur Eli Burdick Donald Crouse Paul Csizmar Frank Fetcie
Barney Howley Paul Hanno Walter Hunt Edward Jaconski Randy Kerr Jim Kovach
Ken Mayhew Lester Rudd Samuel Rudd Elwin Rowell William Saltery William Swan
Dave Salmon Ralph Salmon Herbert Salsburg Harold Widmeyer Howard Williams Francis Wood
First Fire Chief Randy Kerr
First President Kenneth Mayhew
First Treasurer Edward Jaconski
First Secretary Elwin Rowell
Second Assistant Chief Chester Manzur
Third Assistant Chief David Salmon
Our first fundraiser event was a fireman's ball which was held on Friday evening, June 11, 1954, earning $250.00. Our second benefit was a fireman's dance Friday night August 6th, 1954 at the General Martin High School Auditorium. On May 14th, 1954 we purchased our first fire truck from La Fargeville Fire Department. On September 3rd, 1954 we poured footings and foundations for this building. On September 20th, 1954 we bought a used tanker truck and modified it for firefighting purposes. By October 11th, 1954 the outside walls of the building were framed & sheeted and the rafters were in place. On November 16th, 1954, we put the roof on the building. On November 29th, 1954 the pumper and tanker were put in the building for the first time! The original members never attended fire training classes, as there were none available at the time. They learned to operate the pumps and fight fires simply by their own initiative.
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