< Gouverneur Stories — Gouverneur Fire Chiefs by Charles Halpin

Please contact Charles Halpin, 315-287-1197 if you have additional information to be added to this history, or if you notice any corrections that should be made.

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Gouverneur's First Fire Truck

NAME
COMPANY
YEARS SERVED
Richard Sterling
RH&L Co.
1975 1977
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1976 Municipal Building remodeled to present day status
Phil Young
Hose Co. 2
1977 1979
Barry Gale
Hose Co. 1
1979 1981
Stephen Hayden
Hose Co. 2
1981 1982
Charles Halpin
Hose Co. 1
1982 1984
Jack Green
RH&L Co.
1984 1986
Robert Dier
Hose Co. 1
1986 1988
John Washburn, Sr.
Hose Co. 2
1988 1990
Larry Whitton, Sr.
Hose Co. 1
1990 1991
John Washburn, Sr.
Hose Co. 2
1991 1993
Dale Johnson
Hose Co. 2
1993 1995
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The above men have spent many hours and worked their way through the Department ranks to become Chief of the Department but there are many others who have spent countless hours in all kinds of weather day and night to serve and protect the lives and property of the people of the Gouverneur area with the only reward being consciousness of work well done.

 

Without these people the Gouverneur Fire Department could not have remained and grew stronger as one of the oldest and continuous organizations in our community.

 

Sources:

Gouverneur Fire Department; Meeting minutes, records and annual reports.

Gouverneur 1805 - Sesqui-Centennial History - 1955, article by Gordon Butler.

Nelson Winters, past Village of Gouverneur historian from his research, notes and articles.

The Gouverneur Tribune-Press; articles and "Looking back at yesterday .... " history items by Sandy Wyman.

 

Last revised January 2012