Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chambersburg Fire Department, Headquarters Station

Chambersburg Fire Department, Headquarters Station, 130 North Second Street, Chambersburg, Pa. Franklin County Station 1. The Chambersburg Fire Department is a combination career and volunteer department. What started in 1780 with the Friendships, the Juniors in 1872, the Good Will in 1877 , the Cumberland Valley also in 1877 and the Franklins in 1903 (and the many other companies in-between) saw some consolidation in the mid-1970's. In 1975 Headquarters station was built to house the Junior and CV companies. In 1976 the Friendship and Good Will companies moved together into the McKinley Street Station. Also in 1976, William Sheppard was hired as the first career Fire Chief.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Miscellaneous Fire Apparatus 2014-2

Haines Volunteer Fire Department, old Engine 2, 1983 Mack, Haines, Alaske

Interesting hose clamp on Haines' old engine.
Haines Volunteer Fire Department, Haines, Alaska

Capital City Fire/Rescue, Engine 11, 2012 Pierce, Juneau, Alaska

Allentown Fire Department, Central Station, Engine 9, 2010 KME, Allentown, Pa.

Goodwill Fire Company, 1937 Seagrave, Carlisle, Pa. (privately owned)

West Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Company, Engine 46, 2013 KME, Plainfield, Pa.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Audience


The Audience by Michael Snow Is a whimsical addition to the Rogers Centre in Toronto. I think he forgot the drunk guy trying to start the wave. That would make it complete. (HBC)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Smackdown at the Feeders

I sat down at the window to watch the Northern Flicker (in the yellow) feed at the suet feeder on Sunday morning and got a little surprise. Apparently woodpeckers aren't like all the little tweety birds at the seed feeder who get along. Suet blocks are only meant for one woodpecker at a time. When the Red-bellied Woodpecker (in the red) showed up, it was showtime. This lasted all of 30-45 seconds. When it was over the Flicker got the block to himself. Two hours later I saw the Red-belly back feeding alone.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Niagara Neon at Night

We stayed right of of Clifton Hill while we visited Niagara Falls last summer. And Clifton Hill GLOWS at night.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Downtown Anchorage

Welcome to downtown Anchorage. The Kimball's Building, built in 1915 it was the first multi-story building in Anchorage. Club 25, downtown Anchorage's only turreted building. It is also the starting point of the Iditerod. Lucky Grocery & Deli 326 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage. And Humpy's Great Alaska Alehouse, 610 West 6th  Street. Humpy's offer the Kodiak Arrest Challenge, 3 lbs of crab legs, 12 oz sausage, 2 oz salmon cake, 6 oz loaded potato, 6 oz of veggies and a mixed berry crisp. The guy from Man Vs. Food handled it all in 43 minutes.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shrewsbury Fire Company

Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company, 21 West Forrest Avenue, Shrewsbury, Pa. York County Station 61. Fire service began shortly after the Borough of Shrewsbury incorporated in 1834 when the borough officials purchased a hand cart. But it wasn't until 1876 that a fire committee was formed. In 1880 a fire broke out in the fire house destroying everything. A new station was built soon after. In the early 1930's stepped were taken to form a fire company and plans to replace the old firehouse when on until after the war and a new station was dedicated 8/6/1949. On 9/27/1972 an explosion in the engine room destroyed the engine bays and the apparatus. Apparatus was quickly replaced and a new station, the current one, was rededicated 6/8/1974.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Miscellaneous Fire Apparatus 2014-1

Time to clean out my files of fire apparatus. I do take more than just pictures of firehouses. These were all found in the Last Frontier, Alaska. 

  • Alaska Departrment of Natural Resources, Forestery Brush Fire Truck. Found this in Denali Village, Alaska.
  • Haines Volunteer Fire Department utilty truck. Out beside the station in Haines, Alaska.
  • Ketchikan Fire Department utility truck. In the back lot at the station in Ketchikan, Alaska.