Thanks to Fire Dept. and Ambulance drivers

This is National Fire Prevention Week and we are celebrating it in "The Mountaineer" this issue.

Fire prevention goes back a long, long way with early day volunteer firemen going around in wagons that would hold many gallons of water and that were manned by four or six horses.

Needless to say that not a lot of fires were put out unless the fire was right next to the fire department. If those old fire wagons had to go a mile, chances were the fire would have consumed whatever building they were trying to get put out.

Then many cities started demanding that fire services be a part of what cities...