February 13, 2011


Filed under: Historical — thedadlink @ 11:02 am

From time to time we all wonder where we came from and about those who have gone before us. The Niles Centre Volunteer Fire Company #1 has a long and colorful history.  Many very important and ordinary people have contributed to the public safety by dealing with the Red Fire Devil.

Even before there was a Village Government, a small group of firefighters worked to protect the people of this town. This small fire department has always been a recognized leader, not only in this area, but worldwide.

Rekindle Fact:  The current Fire Department started out as the Niles Centre Volunteer Fire Company #1 in 1881 following a fire which destroyed the Eiserman home.  This house was located in the 8200 block of Niles Center Road.  The fire took place in January and was apparently caused by a faulty fireplace.

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