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On 11-19-22 the County of Erie asked for help in many of the Southern communities. Harris Hill Vol Fire Company answered the call with 8 members and 3 SUV's, assisting the Angola fire departments. Harris Hill was stationed at Evans Center Volunteer Fire Company. Crews responded to three calls overnight, assisting many residents with weather related emergencies. Thank you to the firefighters from Evans Center for their hospitality while our crews were spending the night there. They responded shortly after 4pm Saturday and arrived back home save @ 7am this morning. They were assigned to assist in the Town of Evans.
Neighbor's helping Neighbors.
If you live in, or near the Harris Hill Fire Protection District and want to be part of a rewarding volunteer organization, we want to hear from you.
Fire Chief Steve Pollard can be reached by email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the personal rewards of special service to the community, volunteer firefighters enjoy several tangible benefits. Tax breaks, tuition reimbursement and health checkups are only a start. You also enter an environment where you receive invaluable training, experience working with a team and leadership opportunities. You become a part of a centuries-old legacy that you can be proud of.
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The History of the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company
The formation of a volunteer fire company at Harris Hill was underway in October of 1936 with twenty-three men signifying their intention of becoming charter members.
The Harris Hill Volunteer Fire company would be incorporated on January 7th, 1937, with John H. Farrell acting as President and Chief to fifty brand new firefighters. The bi-monthly meetings were held at various members homes, the school basement, or The Rose Garden on Wehrle Dr. They battled fires with one truck and didn’t even have an established district until 1939. Some of their first equipment included a dozen rubber coats and boots they purchased for $10.50.
To raise operating funds, the new fire company held "Smoker Parties" every few months. The first Monte Carlo party required an outlay of $209.55 and returned $210.85. An annual picnic and carnival was held on Saturday July 20th, 1940. The affair was open to the public and attracted hundreds. The signing of a Fire Protection contract with the Town of Clarence in 1941 eased financial worries. The Town of Clarence paid 1/10th of the assessed valuation of all homes in the district. At the time of signing, it came to about $550.00.
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