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History of the Keene Valley Fire Department

Keene Valley Hose and Ladder Company: The First 50 Years. A Short Story by Adrian Edmonds. The following text is an extension of the remarks which were verbally made by Adrian Edmonds at the Annual Fireman’s Meeting held on the evening of January 14, 1995. On that occasion, it was announced that Adrian had been a member of the local Hose Company since 1927, a period of 67 years.

“I sincerely thank you for this recognition by your generous applause. If you will kindly accord me your brief indulgence, I would like to take you back for about ninety years and outline a sequence of early events which represent the historical background of this laudable organization to which you have added so much fire protection and greatly expanded the health and medical needs of Keen...” Keep reading…

Now the KVFD fire station, the structure first served as an opera house then the Eagle Garage and in the loft above,  Keene Valley Industries  where craftsmen made furniture and interior woodwork for summer camps and cottages.

Now the KVFD fire station, the structure first served as an opera house then the Eagle Garage and in the loft above, Keene Valley Industries where craftsmen made furniture and interior woodwork for summer camps and cottages.

List of members, past and present:
James Brown - 1922
George Miner - 1922
Ernest LaPine - 1923
Adrian Edmonds - 1927
Robert Clifford - 1927
Hugh Morrisson - 1932
William Broe - 1932
Ernest Kelly - 1937
Lee Jaques - 1938
Everett Hall - 1941
Norman Pelkey - 1941
Charles Holt - 1941
Merrill Bigelow - 1942
See the complete list here.