Thanks for taking a further interest in our history & viewing this page.
A lot of the information I got on the history was taken from the 74th Annual Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association Convention Handbook published for the August 6 -12 festivities in 1967. Thanks Larry Johnson.
February 16, 1910 saw the establishment of the Tarentum Firemen's Relief Association for the purpose of protecting Tarentum firefighters with funds provided from the Foreign Fire Insurance Company.
In 1917, Eureka researched trucks of other departments and raised $3000.00 towards a Brockway truck. As of the above mentioned publication & dates, Eureka progressed to a membership of 45 people and a "heavy duty" Seagrave pumper along with a squad car and 2 Cadillac ambulances.
At a 1929 meeting of Highland, Eureka & Summit Hose Companies saw the birth of the Tarentum Fire Department.
William Pilston, Vice President / Engineer
Kenneth J. Larkin, President / Ambulance Engineer
Edward Campbell, Secretary.
Richard Scholl Fire Chief.
Larry Johnson Asst. Secretary.
Don Garrett, Executive Board.
Raymond Bouch, Trustee.
Joseph Strellec, Financial Secretary.
Missing: Lynn Alter, Treasurer.
Thomas Seagriff, Line Captain.
William T. Larkin, Assistant Chief
Raymond Bouch, 1st Lieutenant
Richard Scholl, Chief.
Below are some pictures from the above mentioned handbook (digitally re-mastered, yeah right) for your viewing pleasure. Remember, this was published in 1967, not sure of the exact date of the pictures.