Brockton Fire Museum

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open by appointment only for January and February call for group tours

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01/18/2020
Obituary for David W. Fogg Jr. | Waitt Funeral Home

Services today at 1

Obituary for David W. Fogg Jr. | David W. Fogg Jr. (BFD), 72, a lifelong resident of Brockton, passed away on January 8, 2020. A 1965 graduate of Brockton High School, he later earned a degree in Fire Science from Massasoit Community College. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed...

01/01/2020
History in the making!
12/28/2019

History in the making!

This evening history is being made at the Brockton Fire Department. This is the first time that there is an all women crew on a Ladder Company. (L-R) Firefighter Katie Dubeau, Lt. Heather Angelo, and Firefighter Carol E. Dawkins.

Please join Brockton Firefighters in the morning to help out the Just Checking in Foundation.
12/07/2019

Please join Brockton Firefighters in the morning to help out the Just Checking in Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out. The weather is looking good (but dress warm). We will have hand warmers, hot chocolate Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Brockton hot cider and light refreshments.

Here are the details:
We are going to meet at the main Veteran's section - the center of Melrose Cemetery 88 North Pearl Street, Brockton MA 02301

8:30am and 9am Packard Farm is delivering the wreaths and we will need hands to help unload the wreaths.
9:00am a brief ceremony
immediately following attachments of the red ribbons on the wreaths and then distribution of wreaths.

Thank you again to Packard Farm Linda Casey and the staff have been incredible. Loreen Hardiman and Mr. Carpenter from Melrose Cemetery. The City of Brockton - Mayor's Office, Brockton Fire Fighters Local 144 William Hill the Residence Inn and all those who contributed to the Just Checking In Fund. The Auxiliary Gail Kubek, Packard Farms and individual donations from near and far.

The Just Checking In Committee and family and friends of John Waldron are forever grateful.

Thank you to our Veterans, currently serving and those who have gone before us. WE WILL NEVER FORGET. 🇺🇸🇺🇸

If you would like to make an online donation http://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/BoysGirlsClubofBrockton/Donate2.JustCheckingIn.html

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It is with deep regret that the Brockton Fire Department  announces the passing of fire fighter Ray Roberts. Ray served ...
12/04/2019

It is with deep regret that the Brockton Fire Department announces the passing of fire fighter Ray Roberts. Ray served the citizens of Brockton for 33 years retiring in 2017. Rest in peace brother.

12/03/2019
Brockton Historical Society
11/13/2019

Brockton Historical Society

THE SOCIETY WILL NOT BE OPEN TONIGHT

Come see us this afternoon from 4-5:30 at City Hall to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the building. We will have some historical photos and postcards of the building as part of the celebration.

Photo: Postcard of City Hall from 1911

11/11/2019

In honor of Veterans Day, the IAFF Local 144 - Brockton Firefighters will feature Union members who served or are serving in our nation's armed forces. We are proud of the members of the 144 family who have or are serving the cause of freedom both in the US and across the world. We are grateful to all who have worn the uniform of this great nation's armed forces. This is a work in progress and we will update this each year. Please check Brockton Firefighters Local IAFF 144 all day November 11, 2019.

On this day November 1, 1980… Please like and share.
11/01/2019
Brockton, MA Schwartz Lumber N. Montello St @ Porter's Pass - 11/1/1980 - 105firephotos

On this day November 1, 1980… Please like and share.

Box 1416 was transmitted for a fire at the old Schwartz Lumer Co a 75 x 100 1 story brick and wood indoor lumber yard. Squad A, Engine Co 1, Engine Co 4 and Ladder Co 3 were dispatched. Heavy smoke was showing and a 2nd alarm was transmitted with Engine Co 3, Engine Co 5 and Ladder 1 were sent. Heav...

10/15/2019
Conflagration

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A MOMENT IN HISTORY October 14th 1973 - marks the 46th anniversary of the second Great Chelsea Fire of October 14, 1973. The fire quickly rose to a 5th alarm (the highest they went in those days) and was then declared a conflagration. A total of 95 departments responded from several states to assist. The fire displaced 1000 persons and put many companies out of business as well made 600 persons unemployed. BROCKTON FIRE FIGHTERS responded and were instrumental in saving Chelsea City Hall when the eves caught fire. Brockton's own Chief Burrell led the attack on roof.

Chief Burrell is mentioned and I believe can be seen in this video documentary.

Burrell said that the Mayor sent someone to the roof of City Hall where Burrell and others were fending off the fire to let them know they had water coming through the ceiling, Burrell's reply was "go tell the Maoyor he is lucky he has a ceiling for water to come through!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd4dIHSUmjA

Defense Civil Preparedness Agency film of the 1973 Chelsea fire

09/22/2019

Open today from 2-4 and Enjoy Brockton's history.

A MOMENT IN HISTORY We missed this a few days ago but on September 15th, 1977  A 3 alarm fire tore through the upper flo...
09/16/2019
Cape Cod Cafe Fire 9/15/1977 - 105firephotos

A MOMENT IN HISTORY We missed this a few days ago but on September 15th, 1977 A 3 alarm fire tore through the upper floors of the building at 979 Main Street at the corner of Calmar Street. In the early morning several residents were rescued over ladders. The top two floors were removed and the Cape Cod Cafe still operates on first floor still today by the same family. Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum! http://www.105firephotos.com/BrocktonFires1970-2000/Cape-Code-Cafe-Fire-9151977/

A 3 alarm fire tore thru the upper floors of the building in the early morning. Several residents were rescued over ladders. The two floors were removed and the first floor still operates today.

Join Brockton Fire Local 144 for a Home Run Derby for MDA Friday night at Campanelli Stadium.   Please share with all yo...
09/12/2019

Join Brockton Fire Local 144 for a Home Run Derby for MDA Friday night at Campanelli Stadium. Please share with all your friends!!!

A MOMENT IN HISTORY - September 11th, 2009 -  About midnight the Brockton Fire Department Fire Alarm Office received 1 c...
09/11/2019
Brockton, MA W/F 9/11/2009 - 105firephotos

A MOMENT IN HISTORY - September 11th, 2009 - About midnight the Brockton Fire Department Fire Alarm Office received 1 call reporting smoke from a vacant house at 194 Thurber Avenue on the corner of Avon Street on the Westside of the city. Two engines, one ladder and Squad A were dispatched and companies found fire showing from the cellar of a 2 1/2 story wood frame vacant house. Several lines were advanced and a quick knock down was made. Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum! http://www.105firephotos.com/2009fires/Brockton-MA-WF-9112009/

About midnight the Brockton FAO received 1 call reporting smoke from a vacant house on the westside of the city. Two engines, one ladder and Squad A were dispatched and companies found fire showing from the cellar of a 2 1/2 story woodframe vacant house. Several lines were advanced and a quick knock...

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 6th,1959 The Allen family of Welsey Court was awoken to find a fire in their home. Please ...
09/08/2019

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 6th,1959 The Allen family of Welsey Court was awoken to find a fire in their home. Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum!

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 6th,1959 An Avon youth, John Adams rolled over his car at the intersection of North Cary a...
09/07/2019

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 6th,1959 An Avon youth, John Adams rolled over his car at the intersection of North Cary and East Ashland Street.Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum!

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 4th,2009 at 03:05 hours firefighters responded to a report of a porch fire in the downtown...
09/05/2019
Brockton, MA W/F 9/4/2009 - 105firephotos

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 4th,2009 at 03:05 hours firefighters responded to a report of a porch fire in the downtown section. Upon arrival heavy fire was showing from a 3 story wood frame tenement. Members of Squad A used a 2 1/2" line to knock down the fire. An interior attack was made and a primary search was conducted. All occupants were accounted for.,. Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum!
http://www.105firephotos.com/2009fires/Brockton-MA-WF-942009

Brockton, MA on 9/4/2009 at 03:05 hours firefighters responded to a report of a porch fire in the downtown section. Upon arrival heavy fire was showing from a 3 story woodframe tenament. Members of Squad A used a 2 1/2" line to knock down the fire. An interior attack was made and a primary search wa...

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 3rd, 2008. - Brockton MA reported a house fire on Elm Cir September 3, 2008, only a few bl...
09/04/2019
Elm Cir Brockton MA - 105firephotos

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 3rd, 2008. - Brockton MA reported a house fire on Elm Cir September 3, 2008, only a few blocks from my house, and 1st due companies reported smoke showing. Squad A crew attempted to reach the 2nd floor but uncounted heavy heat and waited for Ladder 1 members to open the roof to make the fire room. Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum!
http://www.105firephotos.com/2008-Fires/Elm-Cir-Brockton-MA/

Brockton MA reported a house fire on Elm Cir September 3, 2008, only a few blocks from my house, and 1st due compnies reported smoke showing. Squad A crew attemped to reach the 2nd floor but encounted heavy heat and waited for Ladder 1 members to open the roof to make the fire room.

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 2nd, 2011 - Brockton ff's responded to a reported basement fire and arrived to find heavy ...
09/03/2019
Brockton, MA W/F 9/2/2011 - 105firephotos

A MOMENT IN HISTORY September 2nd, 2011 - Brockton ff's responded to a reported basement fire and arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a 1 1/2 story wood frame house. Three lines were used to put out the blaze in 30 minutes. Engine 7, 4, Squad A and Tower 1 responded.. The blaze was started by a juvenile in the house. Please share with your friends and ask them to LIKE the Brockton Fire Museum! http://www.105firephotos.com/2011FIRES-1/Brockton-MA-WF-922011/

Brockton ff's responded to a reported basement fire and arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a 1 1/2 sory woodframe house. # lines were used to put out the blaze in 30 minutes. Engine 7, 4, Squad A and Tower 1 responded.

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
09/01/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is H. C. Young.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/31/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is W.C. Yancey.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/30/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is A.M. White.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/29/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is F.R. Weatherbee.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/28/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Lt. F. L. Taylor.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/27/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is H. E. Wardwell.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/26/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is L.N.Walter.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/25/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is F.M. Vinton.
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Brockton Fire and Brockton Historical Society Museum OPEN TODAY. 2 - 4 featuring a  Special Exhibit today remembering Ro...
08/25/2019

Brockton Fire and Brockton Historical Society Museum OPEN TODAY. 2 - 4 featuring a Special Exhibit today remembering Rocky Marciano who died 50 years ago at age 46 in a plane crash. Please stop by.

We'll be open on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2-4pm.

Join us for a special temporary display remembering the 50th anniversary of Rocky Marciano's death in a plane crash on August 31, 1969, one day before his 46th birthday.

Items will include sympathy cards received by the family. Newspapers about the crash and funeral. Photos from the Stanley Bauman Collection. This display is in addition to our permanent Rocky Exhibit.

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/24/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Captain J. W. Totman.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/23/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Captain W.M. Strurtevant.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/22/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is J.W.Shaw.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/21/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is G.W.Seavey.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/20/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is J.A. Sarson.
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104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each...
08/19/2019

104 years ago the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the last couple of months we will or have published the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is H. E. Richardson.
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104 years ago last month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
08/18/2019

104 years ago last month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Lt. J.J. Murphy..
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104 years ago last month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call ...
08/17/2019

104 years ago last month the Brockton Fire Department became a permanent fire department with the abolition of the call force. Each day for the next couple of months we will publish the photo's of the men that made up the permanent force. Tonight member is Captain W.C. Putnam.
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216 N Pearl St
Brockton, MA
02301-1712

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Good afternoon! Trying to reach you by telephone but the listed number does not seem to go through. Looking for information regarding allowing my chapter of the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club to come to the museum for a visit. When you have a moment could you please message me through fb with a contact number I can reach someone at. I do not wish to post my number here for obvious reasons. I also work for Brewster Ambulance in the Education Department and have taught countless classes to the members of the Brockton Fire Department if you need a reference and/or do not know who I am. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you...
I just found my Father's (Daniel F. Harkins) Fire Department Appointment Letter from the then Mayor of Brockton in 1947. I Have included the letter plus photos. I believe my Father's badge number was 24, but could have been between 23 and 26... He served until his passing in 1972. He loved the Brockton Fire Department...
I'd say this story is about 1963....my Dad was at the fire station and it was time for my Mom to pick him up.....when we arrived at the fire station all the guys had their sleeves rolled up and were upset, tools were everywhere. My Dad said they tried to get one of the fire trucks fixed all afternoon but no one could get it started. As everyone one talking I climbed into the truck, touched a bunch of levers and turned the key...it started right up! Scared me to death but all the firemen were hooting and hollering! True story, I never forgot starting the fire engine!
HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY to my grandfather Captain Pasquale Parziale!