By Chris Tierney According to the page devoted to the history of the Chelmsford Fire Department at www.ChelmsfordGov.com, the earliest recorded department activity took place in 1822 when a Hunneman Hand Engine was delivered to the town. Over the years, vehicles have been upgraded and new fire stations have been built. Here are photosfrom www.ChelmsfordGov.com.
Top left, 1921 Ford Auto No. 3, first fire truck in West Chelmsford (Chelmsford Fire Department Collection); top right, 1921 American LaFrance Motor Fire Truck No. 1, Chelmsford Center (1922 photo, Chelmsford Fire Department Collection); bottom left, 1922 East Fire Station and Auto Truck No. 4 (Chelmsford Fire Department Collection); bottom right, Chelmsford Center Fire Station, built in 1953, from left to right, 1951 Studebaker Emergency 7, 1941 Chevrolet Forestry 8, 1935 Maxim Pumper Engine 1, 1926 Maxim Pumper Engine 6 (Chelmsford Fire Department Collection).
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