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    Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    Antique fire apparatuses on display in Norwich

    Visitors view some of the fire apparatuses on display as part of the Yantic Fire Co. antique firetruck show Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Fireman’s Field in Norwich. The show is part of 175th anniversary festivities for the volunteer fire department. The event included displays of antique and vintage fire apparatuses from departments around the region, food trucks and pumping demonstrations. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Visitors view the Yantic Fire Company’s 1891 Silsby steam-driven pumper, among the many fire apparatuses on display as part of the Yantic Fire Co. antique firetruck show Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Fireman’s Field in Norwich. The show is part of 175th anniversary festivities for the volunteer fire department. The event included displays of antique and vintage fire apparatuses from departments around the region, food trucks and pumping demonstrations. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Visitors frolic in the spray from a fire hose as part of the Yantic Fire Co. antique firetruck show Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Fireman’s Field in Norwich. The show is part of 175th anniversary festivities for the volunteer fire department. The event included displays of antique and vintage fire apparatuses from departments around the region, food trucks and pumping demonstrations. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    Norwich — Festivities to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Yantic Fire Company No. 1 volunteer fire department continued Saturday with an antique firetruck show on Fireman’s Field.

    The department, founded in 1847 to protect the Yantic Woolen Mill, invited fire departments from around the region to display their antique and vintage fire apparatus.

    The event featured music, food trucks, a cooling spray from a fire hose and apparatuses from as far back as 1849.

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