North Palos FPD History
 
By Member James Morse
July 13, 2015
 

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Judy Carlson Southerland December 18, 2017 at 11:33 AM
I remember this picture. My dad is holding the dog. The man next to him I believe is Bill Smith"Smitty" Smitty (he has his arm around the dog)lived across the street from the fire house where it stands now. The big white house, next to it stood his restaurant "Smitty's" aka the greasy spoon.
The coats they are wearing were made of rubber, yes they would melt and were very heavy. I spent my entire childhood there until I was in my 30's. My dad would take me there show me the equipment, how things worked. Each fireman had to maintain the equipment, being a volunteer department at the time. We lived 2 blocks from the fire house. A few times my dad would run down the alley to the station with our dog following him.


North Palos Fire Protection District February 05, 2018 at 1:15 PM