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    1915 First motorized fire equipment (note right hand drive) carried chemicals & one roll of hose

    First motorized fire equipment (Note right hand drive) Early fire trucks at first had no roofs so that when approaching a fire, the men could look up to see the building and assess what action needed to be taken to knock the fire down. Today the Gloversville Fire Department is equipped with the latest technology and equipment which includes a thermal imager to locate victims in a smoke filled building, air packs, and a safety trailer which teaches fire safety and procedures to children. The department today has a complement of 33 firefighters including the Chief and one centrally located fire house.

    First motorized fire equipment (Note right hand drive)

    Early fire trucks at first had no roofs so that when approaching a fire, the men could look up to see

    the building and assess what action needed to be taken to knock the fire down.

    Today the Gloversville Fire Department is equipped with the latest technology and equipment

    which includes a thermal imager to locate victims in a smoke filled building, air packs,

    and a safety trailer which teaches fire safety and procedures to children.

    The department today has a complement of 33 firefighters including the Chief

    and one centrally located fire house.