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Memory Lights

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Annual Memory Lights The BKFC Ladies Auxiliary will, once again, be decorating the CHRISTMAS MEMORY TREE with white lights in memory of friends and relatives.  This tree will be located on the front lawn of the firehouse.  The tree will

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Co. Officers of 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 officers! Chief: Scot Hall Asst. Chief: Archie Rose Asst. Chief Chris Funk 1st Captain: Neil Bartholoma 2nd Captain: Sean Knabner 1st Lieutentant: Darryl White 2nd Lieutenant: Kevin White 3rd Lieutenant: Rick Zacjeskowski 4th Lieutenant: Ron Miller 5th Lieutenant: Troy LaPorte 6th

History

On November 18, 1877 a very destructive fire consumed the Broadalbin Baptist Church, its horse sheds, four barns, three houses, one cow and other miscellaneous items. At that time Broadalbin was without any organized means of combating the flames! The severity of this conflagration stirred

Memory Lights

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company
Ladies Auxiliary Annual Memory Lights

The BKFC Ladies Auxiliary will, once again, be decorating the CHRISTMAS MEMORY TREE with white lights in memory of friends and relatives.  This tree will be located on the front lawn of the firehouse.  The tree will be lit Thanksgiving Eve, and will be lit every evening through New Years.

There is a $1.00 per bulb donation for each individual name that is submitted. All proceeds raised through this event are used by the Auxiliary to benefit the firemen, Purchase items for the firehouse, and aid victims of fires.

Each name will be listed only once. Stars following the names will designate additional donations for that person.  The list of names will be posted in the vestibule window of the firehouse.

Anyone interested in purchasing a MEMORY LIGHT may submit their names and donations to:

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Ladies Auxiliary
P.O. Box 219
Broadalbin, N.Y. 12025

Examples of the way donations should be placed:
Mrs. Jane Doe          $1.00
Mr. & Mrs. John Doe  $2.00

PLEASE HAVE ALL NAMES AND DONATIONS SUBMITTED BY: NOVEMBER 15, 2014

The members of the Auxiliary with to express their gratitude for your support and wish you a safe joyous holiday season!

Memory Tree form

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Co. Officers of 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 officers!

Chief: Scot Hall
Asst. Chief: Archie Rose
Asst. Chief Chris Funk

1st Captain: Neil Bartholoma
2nd Captain: Sean Knabner

1st Lieutentant: Darryl White
2nd Lieutenant: Kevin White
3rd Lieutenant: Rick Zacjeskowski
4th Lieutenant: Ron Miller
5th Lieutenant: Troy LaPorte
6th Lieutenant: Tim Chace
7th Lieutenant: Aaron White

1st Safety Officer: Bob Zurlo
2nd Safety Officer: Rob Rosensweig

Fire Police Chief: R. Keith Bartholoma

President: Rob Rosensweig
Vice President: Caryl Smith

Secretary: R. Keith Bartholoma

Tresurer: Tom Traskos

 

 

 

History

On November 18, 1877 a very destructive fire consumed the Broadalbin Baptist Church, its horse sheds, four barns, three houses, one cow and other miscellaneous items. At that time Broadalbin was without any organized means of combating the flames!
The severity of this conflagration stirred the local citizens into joining together to investigate the need, and process, of forming a fire company.
On June 8, 1878 the citizens of Broadalbin and Vail Mills met in the upper room of W. H. Halliday’s harness shop for the purpose of organizing a fire company. One month later they took delivery of a “Little Giant” fire engine. It used a “chemical fluid” and it cost $500.00.
The equipment was stored in rented barns until October 1886 when a new frame structure firehouse was built on School Street, to provide the first firehouse for Broadalbin. The cost was $419.04.
Our company was incorporated following a meeting on October 2, 1886.
Broadalbin was the third community in Fulton County to have a fire company, having been preceded by the villages of Gloversville and Johnstown (now cities).
Our first motorized fire fighting unit was a 1924 Reo Speedwagon truck, outfitted by the Foamite–Childs Corporation of Utica, NY as a fire truck.
A big step forward in the combating of village fires came when a municipal water system was installed in 1928.
When you see the equipment available to the firefighters of today and compare it to the very limited tools and machines of the early twentieth century it is easy to understand why there were so many large and serious fires in earlier days.
Written by: Gordon Cornell ( Former BKFC Historian)