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Ladder 94

Celebrating 60 years of service

HAVFD Equipment 08/02/2014

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A fire in Akwesasne in March 1954 that claimed the lives of seven children and destroyed a family home represented the beginning of the Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department, which is celebrated its 60th anniversary jubilee Saturday August 02, 2014.

The department started in March 1954 after seven children died when the Cree family home burned to the ground. This family tragedy is considered to be the begining of the Hogansburg Volunteer Fire Department. It was because of this family's loss and courage to go on that the local people started to organize a fire department.

With Edgar Reyome, who ran a grocery store, as their leader and first chief, a handful of men started with one used engine, which they parked in Reyome's backyard. Hubert Lantry, another storekeeper, donated an old garage for a firehouse. This building had a loft that was used as a meeting room.

In 1960 the Hogansburg Volunteer Fire Dept. build a new station of cinder block construction, 100 by 60 feet. The company had three pieces of apparatus and was equipped for mutual aid assistance. James Rouselle was chief in 1960 succeeding Edgar Reyome, who held that post for six years. Other officers included Hurbert Lantry, President; Francis Donahue, Secretary; and Syl Morin, Treasurer.                          



Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department

818 State Route 37

Hogansburg, New York 13655

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