Southport Fire Department  A Volunteer Department Since 1895
Monday, May 22, 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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When fire is cried and danger is neigh, "God and the firemen" is the people's cry; But when 'tis out and all things righted, God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.
The Fireman's Journal
October 18, 1879

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