Mulvane Emergency Services
110 Years of Volunteer Fire Service
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Photo of Mulvane Engine #1 & Hays, KS Fire Truck in 1927.
Engine #1, 1927 International/Boyer pumper.
Pumping a house fire at 117 North First.
In 1927 the City of Mulvane purchased a Boyer Fire Apparatus Chemical Unit on an International Truck for the cost of $5,115.00, this was the first motorized fire truck for the department. At some time the chemical tanks were removed and a water tank was added in their place.
February 8th, 1928 Fire Engineering magazine shows an advertisement for the International Harvester Company. Pictured is a fire engine for Hays, Kansas (L) and Mulvane Fire Department Engine #1. Fast, economical, capable trucks for modern fire fighting.
This ad was recently (10-2005) brought to our attention from a member of the Hays Fire Department. Fire Engineering Magazine was kind enough to research it for us and send us a copy of the advertisement. www.fireengineering.com
Oct. 2002 at the first annual Wichita Fire Muster, driven by FF Andy Ralstin.
Neodesha Kansas Parade
Newton Fire Muster
New vs. Old
Old Settlers 2006, Lt. Kimble & Friends!
Firefighter Jimmy Reed pictured above in Engine #1, is the grandson of Fire Chief James N. Reed who purchased this truck in 1927.
Old Settlers 2012
Old Settlers 2014!
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Last modified: Sunday June 25, 2017