If you look closely at this photograph you can see they belfry of the firehouse in the background. It would seem that this dedication ceremony took place where the current fire house stands today.
January 8, 1948
Digitized 8mm Film of East Quogue Fire Department Marching in a Parade.
Sag Harbor 1949
The following images are from the booklet given out at the eighteenth annual Sunrise Firemen's Annual Tournament, they include advertisements for East Quogue Businesses.
East Quogue Fire Department Tournament Pictures
Unknown year and exact location, might be in East Quogue.
These photographs were digitized from slides.
Booklet from the
"Olde Time Tournament"
That was sponsored by the East Quogue Fire Department on September 17, 1960
The Third Fire House
These photographs are of a party at the fire house. In the photograph to the left you can see the piano, it is said that when they no longer wanted the piano, they opened the door and pushed it over the emergency fire escape.
Members of the East Quogue Fire Department attending a drill in Westhampton.
John Kracke in front in the white jacket, Thomas Mendenhall in the rear standing on the truck.
Taken about 1965
Digitized 8mm film of smoke from a fire as seen on Lewis Road, East Quogue. Late 1960's
Old Time Parade & Drill Booklet
Sunday May 28, 1972
This booklet contains many advertisements from the local businesses in East Quogue in 1972.
Parade in East Quogue
These photographs were digitized from slides. They are most likely of a Memorial Day Parade in East Quogue, cir. 1978
Son's of Satan
The East Quogue Fire Department has used the nickname "Windjammers" for most of their history. This name can be seen on the earlier photographs of the white fire truck. For a brief while in the 1970's and 1980's they were known as the "Son's of Satan" any children of the firemen during the 1980's who were ever in the fire house may remember a stuffed devil doll in the upstairs room.
They went back to using "Windjammers in the early 1990's. Windjammer is a term for a commercial sailing ship.
For many years the fire department has hosted a Seafood fest at the main firehouse. This is their annual fundraiser. They usually have a band. Everyone brings their tables and chairs and has a good time connecting with their neighbors.
Sarah Mendenhall Luhmer
New York Historic Newspapers
Photographs, digitized slides and 8mm film
Thomas H. Mendenhall Memorial Archive
John D. Kracke family
January 12, 1950