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Name Anacortes Fire Department

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Image of 2004.023 - Booklet

2004.023 - Booklet

2003 Annual Fire Department Report for Anacortes Fire Department (paper report in vinyl binder) 14 pages-original

Image of 2016.077.001 - Mask, Gas

2016.077.001 - Mask, Gas

Gray cylinder canister for Navy oxygen breathing apparatus Type B. Similar to World War II vintage models. Works with 2016.077.003.

Image of 2016.077.003 - Mask, Gas

2016.077.003 - Mask, Gas

Navy oxygen breathing apparatus Type B. Similar to World War II vintage models. Works with 2016.077.001. Includes gas mask.

Image of 2016.077.002 - Mask, Gas

2016.077.002 - Mask, Gas

White gas mask bag. Canvas. Some stains. Unknown age.

Image of 2001.053.003 -

2001.053.003 -

Anacortes Fire Department, c. 1934, located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. The men are posed in front of the fire hall and are installing a monument. Pictured, left to right: Bert Verrall (Asst. Chief), Milo Strock, Fireman, Chief Les E. Snyder, the remainder of the men were all volunteer firemen: Thor Berlin, Ashley Mondhan, Kenneth "Kay" Asseln, George "Ole" Olson, William "Bill" Beale, Lou Willoughby (water superintendent). Leonord Moore and Margaret Deane Moore on their wedding day, being pulled in the cart with an umbrella. The Anacortes Fire Department also housed the police station, jail and Anacortes City Hall.

Image of D.III.017 - Fire Dept July 4, 1907

D.III.017 - Fire Dept July 4, 1907

July 4th, 1907, the Anacortes Fire Department and Town Marshal's Office, (Marshal's on the left) were in full dress uniform while they transported the queen of the festival in the parade. The Town Marshal and Fire Chief (Aubrey Summer - left) are in the two seater carriage on the left. The Building pictured was the Fire Station/City Hall at 1107 5th Street between O and N avenues. The Marshal's office was behind it.

Image of WF 0357 - Fire Engine

WF 0357 - Fire Engine

The Anacortes Fire Hall was built in 1892 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall until September 25, 1947 when it moved to 904 6th Street; (Note: 2nd house from the station, with tall roof and white windows, is 1115 5th Street), for an aerial view , see WF 0292. This view shows the fire hall at left (which also housed Anacortes City Hall) and the Anacortes Fire Department on a practice drill. The department's trusted horses, Belle and Starr, are hauling an engine full tilt down a dirt street. On 8-9-1906, a Fire Limits Ordinance was introduced again in Anacortes after years o

Image of WF 0358 - Fire Engines

WF 0358 - Fire Engines

The Anacortes Fire Hall and City Hall building was built in 1891 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall. This view shows the Fire Department out in force in front of the patriotically decorated building for the 4th of July.

Image of WF 0359.A,B - Fire Engine

WF 0359.A,B - Fire Engine

Pictured is the Anacortes Fire Department's new motorized ladder truck in the doorway of Anacortes Fire Hall; the hall was built in 1891 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall. The side of the engine says "Hose 1". The man sitting to the right of the driver, with a white mustache, appears to be William G. Beard, who had served as Anacortes mayor in 1903. He was elected to City Council in 1908 and died in 1915. The man standing to the left of Beard may have been the current mayor.

Image of WF 0360 -

WF 0360 -

Firemen in front of Anacortes Fire Hall; the hall was built in 1892 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall.

Image of WF 0361 - Fire Engine

WF 0361 - Fire Engine

Anacortes fire engine (1924 American LaFrance) in Fourth of July parade. Truck is passing Shannon Building and Shannon Hardware on SW corner of Commercial and 6th.

Image of WF 1490 - Marineer Parade c. 1938 - Anacortes Fire Dept.

WF 1490 - Marineer Parade c. 1938 - Anacortes Fire Dept.

This image from the c. 1938 Marineer Parade is of a color guard from the Stanwood Veterans of Foreign Wars bearing flags of the U. S. and Washington State. They are followed by a truck float labeled, "Stanwood V.F.W." Buildings, right to left: Pioneer Building with Iverson Brothers Billiard hall. Pioneer Building was built in 1898 by Valentine Funk. The Iverson Brothers began business here at 522 Commercial, c. 1929, in the old location of Anacortes Hardware; see WF 0078 and 1487. By 1948 the business was known as Iverson Brothers Beer Parlor, which was there in the 1955 city directory, but gone by the 1962 directory. Shannon Building with Shannon Hardware on the southwest corner of Com

Image of WF 1833 - 1934 Anacortes Fire Department

WF 1833 - 1934 Anacortes Fire Department

The Anacortes Fire Department and officers are standing in front of their headquarters located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall. Between the men and the building are the fire trucks. The fire engine on the left is the 1919 Brockway chemical car. The engine in the middle is the 1924 American LaFrance pumper truck; identification was provided by Chuck Tidrington. The Anacortes Fire Department got its start soon after the city was platted in January 1890. On January 25, 1890, the ANACORTES PROGRESS stated, "Now is the time for everyone to start thinking about organizing a good f

Image of WF 1834 - 1934 Anacortes Fire Department

WF 1834 - 1934 Anacortes Fire Department

Anacortes Fire Department, c. 1934, located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. The men are posed in front of the fire hall and are installing a monument. Pictured, left to right: Bert Verrall (Asst. Chief), Milo Strock (Fireman), Chief Les E. Snyder, the remainder of the men were all volunteer firemen: Thor Berlin, Ashley Mondhan, Kenneth "Kay" Asseln, George "Ole" Olson, William "Bill" Beale, Lou Willoughby (water superintendent). Leonard Moore and Margaret Deane Moore on their wedding day, being pulled in the cart with an umbrella. The Anacortes Fire Department also housed the police station, jail and Anacortes City Hall. . T

Image of WF 1845 - 1937 Fire Department banquet

WF 1845 - 1937 Fire Department banquet

This banquet was held inside the Anacortes Fire Hall for firemen and their wives. They are posed beneath a long ladder hanging on the wall. The Anacortes Fire Department got its start soon after the city was platted in January 1890. On January 25, 1890, the ANACORTES PROGRESS stated, "Now is the time for everyone to start thinking about organizing a good fire department," evidence that from the very first Anacortes thought about fire prevention. This fire hall was built soon afterward located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall in 1892. The April 7, 1892 ANACORTES AMERICAN reporte

Image of WF 1835.A,B,C,D,E,F - Anacortes Fire Department, 1934

WF 1835.A,B,C,D,E,F - Anacortes Fire Department, 1934

Five men and two fire trucks pose in front of the Fire Department/City Hall Building located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. The truck on the left is the 1919 Brockway chemical car; according to Chuck Tidrington of the Anacortes Fire Department, the chassis of this fire engine was in the yard of Ray Jones on H Avenue in April 2003. The engine of the right is a 1924 American LaFrance; as of March 2011 is being restored by Loren Knutzen and other volunteers. The American LaFrance cost $11,000 and was delivered to the Anacortes Fire Department on July 2, 1924, and put into service on October 10, 1924. The Anacortes Fire Departmen

Image of WF 1836 - 1934 Fire Department

WF 1836 - 1934 Fire Department

Five men and two fire trucks pose in front of the Fire Department/City Hall Building located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. The truck on the left is the 1919 Brockway chemical car; according to Chuck Tidrington of the Anacortes Fire Department, the chassis of this fire engine was in the yard of Ray Jones on H Avenue in April 2003. The engine of the right is a 1924 American LaFrance; as of March 2011 is being restored by Loren Knutzen and other volunteers. The American LaFrance cost $11,000 and was delivered to the Anacortes Fire Department on July 2, 1924, and put into service on October 10, 1924. The Anacortes Fire De

Image of WF 1837 - Anacortes Fire Department "Contest Team"

WF 1837 - Anacortes Fire Department "Contest Team"

Brady took three images of this scene and labeled the front of the negative sleeve: "Firemen Contest Team." This was most likely a team for a "firemen's muster" where crews from different fire departments would get together and compete in different fire fighting skills. On the front of this image, written in red ink, are the names, left to right: "Bill, Mert, Bert". Bill was Bill Beale. Bert was probably Albert "Bert" Verrall. Born in England in 1891, Verrall immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1893. He served as Anacortes Fire Chief in 1950. In the 1930 census, however, he listed his occupation as "shingle packer" at a shingle mill. See also WF 1838, 1839, 4827.

Image of WF 1838 - Fire Department "Contest Team"

WF 1838 - Fire Department "Contest Team"

Brady took three images of this scene and labeled the front of the negative sleeve: "Firemen Contest Team." This was most likely a team for a "firemen's muster" where crews from different fire departments would get together and compete in different fire fighting skills. On the front of WF 1837, written in red ink, are the names, left to right: "Bill, Mert, Bert". Bill was Bill Beale. Bert was probably Albert "Bert" Verrall. Born in England in 1891, Verrall immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1893. He served as Anacortes Fire Chief in 1950. In the 1930 census, however, he listed his occupation as "shingle packer" at a shingle mill. See also WF 1837, 1839, 4827.

Image of WF 1839 - Fire Department "Contest Team"

WF 1839 - Fire Department "Contest Team"

Brady took three images of this scene and labeled the front of the negative sleeve: "Firemen Contest Team." This was most likely a team for a "firemen's muster" where crews from different fire departments would get together and compete in different fire fighting skills. On the front of WF 1837, written in red ink, are the names, left to right: "Bill, Mert, Bert". Bill was Bill Beale. Bert was probably Albert "Bert" Verrall. Born in England in 1891, Verrall immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1893. He served as Anacortes Fire Chief in 1950. In the 1930 census, however, he listed his occupation as "shingle packer" at a shingle mill. See also WF 1837, 1839, 4827.