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Cosgrove Headlines Program on Fire Department's 100 Year History

This Wednesday, the Fair Lawn Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a free program on the 100th anniversary of the Fair Lawn Fire Department

Fair Lawn Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove will present the fascinating 100-year history of the Fair Lawn Fire Department on Wednesday as part of the Historic Preservation Commission's Fall Program.

An ex-chief whose family has served in the fire department's ranks for four generations, Cosgrove's presentation of old photos, artifacts and personal recollections should entertain history buffs and firefighting enthusiasts alike.

Fair Lawn's fire department, which was founded in November 1911 and celebrated 100 years of volunteer service to the community in June, has four companies and roughly 130 members who respond to some 800 fire calls annually.

There is no admission for Wednesday's program, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Fair Lawn Community Center.

For more information, contact Historic Preservation Commission chair Felice Koplik at felicearch@verizon.net.

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Vincent J. DiPentima October 02, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I have great admiration for Fair LAwn's Fire companies, having served as a memnber of Co#3 during the 50"s and 60"s. I KNOW TODAYS MEMBERS ARE AS DEDICATED AS THE MEN WHO SERVED DURING MY TIME TO PRESERCE IFE AND PROPERTY. Thanks Guys keep up the good work & God's Blessing to all. Vince DiPentima Retired Deputy Chief FLPD
Pinupdoll October 03, 2012 at 03:05 PM
John Cosgrove is a man of the people, someone who is a true leader. If he can only fix and salvage what the old council did to all the boro employees.

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