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Memories: Norwich Fire Department drill

The Norwich Fire Department, circa 1900, conducts a mock drill of fighting a fire, and a mock rescue operation, at City Hall. Norwich citizens watch for entertainment. Note the distinctive fire horses as they wait patiently. The horses pulled the heavy steam pumpers to the site. A firefighter is seen entering the third story of City Hall. In the background is an undeveloped Jail Hill.

Ken Keeley is the author of 12 pictorial books covering the history of Norwich. To purchase any of his books he can be reached via e-mail at: kenekjr000@comcast.net.

 

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