On April 1, 1884 the Vigilant Fire Company had their new bell placed above the Council House. The bell was cast at the McShane’s foundry in Baltimore Maryland, and has inscribed on it in raised letters the name and date of the organization of the company. The bell weighs about 500 pounds. After installing, the bell was rung for the first time and answered by the Cumberland Valley Fire Company’s bell.
Just like other days in the past there has been working incidents occur on this day, but since I started posting about the firehouses I thought I would stay on that line of thought. I don't know how many of you out there are interested in these items but I know Kevin will be reading today and appreciate today's post.