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Chichester Fire Department - Past and Present

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Former Fire Chief Walt Sanborn and current Chief Mike Paveglio presented a look at the Chichester Fire Department from the early days of "bucket brigades" that stood little chance of success (listen to a clip) to today's motorized pumpers assisted by infrared imaging and masks allowing firemen to actually enter a burning structure. Ironically, this ability would have served Walt's era better than now since structure fires are far fewer. We depend now on our department's skills in rescue and life saving. These skills require volunteers to be trained and certified - a "far cry" from the days of just showing up!.

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The department's first truck. Listen to one of its experiences!














Mutual aid was not always seen as "mutual". Listen....

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