Wednesday, February 11, 2009
1909: HAMILTON FIRE COMPANY: THE EARLY YEARS
These are the earliest proponents of establishing a fire company in the fast growing Bromley section of Hamilton. Heavy industry would be moving in and a building boom would add to the necessity of a fire company. The relatively new (1901) De Laval Steam Turbine Plant, the Mercer Automobile plant, the development of Bromley Place, Bromley Park, and other area expansion was on the horizon, making it imperative that the area cease to depend on Trenton and Slackwood for fire fighting service.