Springfield Fire Department

From Lane Co Oregon

Springfield organized its first volunteer fire department in the 1890s. Called the “Hook, Ladder, and Bucket Brigade,” it occupied the Odd Fellows Hall along with the city council. The first engines were hand-pumped hose carts drawn by the firemen. The fire department moved to F Street when city water was installed; this station appears on the 1912 Sanborn maps (Kraus 1970:27-29).

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