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Granby in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lost Acres Fire Dept.

 
 
Lost Acres Fire Dept. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2016
1. Lost Acres Fire Dept. Marker
Inscription.
Horace B. Clark, Fire Commissioner the City Hartford was the man responsible for the development of the Lost Acres Fire Department. Mr. Clark had a large estate “Lost Acres” in North Granby from which the name of the present fire company is derived in compliment to him. On June 1, 1936 eleven men responded to a call to organize a volunteer fire department at Lost Acres. On February 24, 1941 L.A.F.D. became incorporated with thirty-one active members.
This Monument Is Dedicated To Those
Eleven Men and Members Who Have Served
Ten or More Years of Active Service
(east face)
In 1944, when a shortage of Granby firefighters occurred during W.W.II, the Women’s Forest Fire Crew was organized. These same women formed the L.A.F.D. Women’s Auxiliary. In June, 1946 they provide food at fire emergencies, raise funds for the L.A.F.D., march at parades, help with fire prevention activities and contribute to the welfare of fire victims. Before modern technology, members were alerted to fire calls by the auxiliary using home phones and operating fire siren controls.
L.A.F.D. and auxiliary members, past and present have
volunteered their time and talent to serve the
residents of Granby with fire prevention, fire
suppression and emergency service.

 
Location.
Lost Acres Fire Dept. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2016
2. Lost Acres Fire Dept. Marker
(east face)
41° 56.723′ N, 72° 47.45′ W. Marker is in Granby, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Salmon Brook Street (Connecticut Route 10) and Elmwood Court, on the left when traveling south on Salmon Brook Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the Lost Acres Fire Dept. Center Station. Marker is in this post office area: Granby CT 06035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granby (within shouting distance of this marker); Granby Veterans Wall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veteran's Monument (approx. half a mile away); Granby Civil War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Original First Congregational Church Meetinghouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); East Granby (approx. 3.1 miles away); East Granby Roll of Honor (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granby.
 
Also see . . .  Lost Acres Fire Department. (Submitted on September 4, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Lost Acres Fire Department image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2016
3. Lost Acres Fire Department
Lost Acres Fire Dept. Center Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2016
4. Lost Acres Fire Dept. Center Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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