Bend Fire Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.454 W 121° 18.733
10T E 635186 N 4879651
The historic Bend Fire Station built in 1920.
Waymark Code: WM8TC
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/11/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 24

Located at 5 NW Minnesota.

Marker Name: B10 - Bend Fire Station
Marker Text: Frontier towns had a long way to go before achieving the fire fighting capabilities of more established communities and fires were an ever-present threat; firefighters had their hands full just getting to the scene. In 1918, Tom Carlon took over as fire chief and reorganized the department. He used an old Cadillac truck as his first fire engine. Bend got its first real fire station in 1920. It housed two vehicles and had one person on duty at all times. Under Carlon’s leadership the Fire Department developed a fine reputation and became a model for the nation.
Built: 1920
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by the Bend Chamber of Commerce

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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