Fire-fighting history topic of meeting

CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville Historical Society will host a meeting Monday, Nov. 6, in the Cridersville Fire Department, 100 E. Main St., at 7 p.m.

It is open to the public.

“If you ever wondered about the history of local fire-fighting, you will want to attend this meeting,” said Fire Chief Rick Miller. The presentation will include information from the early days — when neighbors responded to the shout, “Fire, fire,” with their buckets — to the department’s current fleet of modern firefighting equipment.

The village’s first piece of fire equipment will be on display. In 1890, the town bought its first fire engine, a hand pumper that cost $249. There will be demonstrations on how the pumper operated and opportunities to see the department’s latest equipment.