Southport Fire Department  A Volunteer Department Since 1895
Monday, April 24, 2017
History of the Southport Fire Department

The Southport Fire Department was organized following a devastating fire in Southport.   As printed in the New York Times on September 30, 1895:

SOUTHPORT, Conn., Sept. 29. - Henshaw's livery stable in Southport was destroyed by fire to-day. Four horses, a large quantity of hay and grain, and a number of carriages were burned. The wire works of the C. L. Jellif Company near by and several small buildings were also destroyed. Loss, $10,000. It is believed the fire was incendiary in origin.

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If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out?
John Godfrey Saxe

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