“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.”– Kurt Vonnegut

Throughout the history of civilization one of the greatest threats to men has always been fire. In a moment, fire can go from small and controlled to completely out of control spelling destruction for anything in its path. With this danger in mind Essex Fire Engine Company Number 1 was formed by state charter on June 22, 1833. The charter called f