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Celebrating 100 Years

1921-2021

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This was the first fire house.

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County Review September 22, 1922
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The County Review August 27, 1925
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This is the second fire house. The first firehouse was lifted, by the firemen and the second story built below.

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The County Review June 30, 1927
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6 the county review december 18 1930 (2)
The County Review December 18, 1930
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August 13, 1936
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April 21, 1932
the county review september 28 1939 (2).
May 9, 1940
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East Quogue

Fire Department membership dues payment card. 1940

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Part of the obituary of East Quogue's first Fire Chief David R. Overton.

March 20 1941
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May 6, 1949

Dedication of New Fire Department Racing Team Truck

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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.

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January 8, 1948

Digitized 8mm Film of East Quogue Fire Department Marching in a Parade.

Tournament Book
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. 
 

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East Quogue Fire Department Tournament Pictures
Unknown year and exact location, might be in East Quogue.

These photographs were digitized from slides.

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Booklet from the
"Olde Time Tournament"
That was sponsored by the East Quogue Fire Department on September 17, 1960

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The Third Fire House

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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.

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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.

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Parade in East Quogue
These photographs were digitized from slides. They are most likely of a Memorial Day Parade in East Quogue, cir. 1978

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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.

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Seafood Fest
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.

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Credits
Researched by:
Sarah Mendenhall Luhmer
Newspaper clippings:
New York Historic Newspapers
Photographs, digitized slides and 8mm film
Thomas H. Mendenhall Memorial Archive
John D. Kracke family


 

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January 12, 1950