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Andover Volunteer Fire Department

By CHUCK LOWE, Correspondent | July 27, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 072721115

The Andover Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1938. At that time the town purchased “Sacketts Store" and converted it to house a new Maxim pumper that carried 150-gallons of water. This engine was purchased for $4,766 and another $2,000 was allocated to purchase the store and convert it.

83 years later the department operates from a modern 4-bay firehouse with six pieces of apparatus and an ambulance. The department has 30 active members and remains completely volunteer.

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