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History of the Pine Castle Fire Department 1948-1981

In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace Street and began building a fire station. While their building was under construction, they rented the newly built Pine Castle Woman’s Club, becoming their first renters.

The Pine Castle Fire Station was completed in 1948. In time they served an area roughly bound by Michigan on the north, Sand Lake on the south, I-4 on the west, and Conway/Semoran on the east. They soon had the largest tax basis in Orange County, with three stations, unparelleled equipment, unparelleled fire fighters, an award winning Ladies Auxiliary, and a community who loved them…. Read more in the History of the Pine Castle Fire Department 1948-1981.

The document includes: The names of the Pine Castle Firemen, The Pine Castle Ladies Auxiliary, photos of the Pine Castle Fire Station, the firemen, the ladies auxilary, and a photo of their beloved dog, Fireball.

The Pine Castle Firemen and Pine Castle Ladies Auxiliary share the history of the Pine Castle Fire Department at the Pine Castle Fire Department Oral History Community Event on March 1, 2015 held at the Pine Castle Women’s Club.

Program Speakers include Pine Castle Firemen: Walter Howell, Bobby Kasper, Jerry King, Randy Schweikart, and David Spencer with the Ladies Auxiliary who served: Carol Lewis, Rose Masur, and Leslie Singleton Ross.

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In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace...
Pine Castle Fire Department Cap
In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace...
Pine Castle Fire Department Oral History Community Event
In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace...
Pine Castle Fire Department Ladies Auxilary
In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace...
Pine Castle Fire Department Firefighter Helmut
In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace...
Pine Castle Fire Department Cap
In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace...
Orange County Fire and Rescue Services Division, Fall 1991
Cover for volume 5, no. 4 of Evolutions, the newsletter for Orange County Fire and Rescue Services Division, Fall 1991, listing fire...
History of the Pine Castle Fire Department 1948-1981
In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace...
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History of the Pine Castle Fire Department 1948-1981

In 1947, a group of local men formed the Pine Castle Volunteer Fire Department. They purchased a lot at 1106 East Wallace Street and began building a fire station. While their building was under construction, they rented the newly built Pine Castle Woman's Club, becoming their first renters.

The Pine Castle Fire Station was completed in 1948. In time they served an area roughly bound by Michigan on the north, Sand Lake on the south, I-4 on the west, and Conway/Semoran on the east. They soon had the largest tax basis in Orange County, with three stations, unparelleled equipment, unparelleled fire fighters, an award winning Ladies Auxiliary, and a community who loved them.... Read more in the History of the Pine Castle Fire Department 1948-1981. 

The document includes: The names of the Pine Castle Firemen, The Pine Castle Ladies Auxiliary, photos of the Pine Castle Fire Station, the firemen, the ladies auxilary, and a photo of their beloved dog, Fireball.

The Pine Castle Firemen and Pine Castle Ladies Auxiliary share the history of the Pine Castle Fire Department at the Pine Castle Fire Department Oral History Community Event on March 1, 2015 held at the Pine Castle Women's Club.

LISTEN  Part I 15:33

LISTEN  Part II  20:19

LISTEN  Part III  20:19

LISTEN  Part IV  20:05

Program Speakers include Pine Castle Firemen: Walter Howell, Bobby Kasper, Jerry King, Randy Schweikart, and David Spencer with the Ladies Auxiliary who served:  Carol Lewis, Rose Masur, and Leslie Singleton Ross.

Interview: Pine Castle Fire Department
 
Interviewer: Jane Tracy
 
Date: March 1, 2015

Place:  Pine Castle Women's Club, 5901 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32809

 

 

 

 


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