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The Rockland Fire Station
Updated On: May 03, 2008

The Rockland Fire Station:

There has always been a fire station on Union St. (at its present location) since Rockland was incorporated in 1874. The very first fire house was located on Church St., somewhere behind the Congregational Church. In 1871, the Town (East Abington) built the wooden engine house to house the King Philip hand engine. In 1877, the bell tower was added. The bell weighed 500 lbs and struck the tone C-sharp. It was first rung for an alarm of fire on September 4th, 1877. The bell is now part of the memorial in front of the station. That same year an addition was added to house the Hook and Ladder Company.

 

The Hatherly Hose Company No. 2 was built in 1891 at a cost of $1076.10. The station sat at where the entrance to VFW Dr. now is. The company disbanded with the advent of motorized apparatus.

 

In 1939, the old headquarters station was torn down to build a new station. The new station, now masonry construction, was a W.P.A project. In the late 1970’s, with a growing town, came the need for better fire protection. Unfortunately the station at that time could only hold so much equipment, so an addition was needed. With Mobile Oil Corp. vacating the land next door, an addition was built, using all of the land to Pacific St. This is the Rockland Fire Station that we have today.


 



 

 


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