50th Anniversary Flashback… the Pierce sold by Fire and Safety Services

Today we go back in the “Way Back” machine… back to the year 1976. The USA is celebrating it’s bicentennial, the tall ships from all over the world float into the New York Harbor for the celebration of our 200th. That same year Fire & Safety Services is in talks to become the sales organization to represent Pierce Manufacturing in Northern New Jersey. With this in mind, in October 1976, a proposal is made to the Marlboro Fire District #2 for a new apparatus. The entire apparatus specification was 8 pages long!!  In 1977, Robertsville Fire Company took of their new 1977 Dodge Mini-pumper. Attached is the proposal and contract for the apparatus. Sorry about the quality, this is a reproduction of a carbon copy hand typed on old typewriter paper

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In Memorium: Gregory Barnas, Wallington Fire Department

loddIt was with great sadness that we learned this morning when we woke up that Capt. Gregory Barnas, 57, passed away while fighting a fire in Wallington, NJ this morning.  Capt. Barnas was also a career firefighter in Jersey City.  While Line of Duty Deaths are always a matter of reflection, this particular instance hits close to home for Fire & Safety Services’ family.  Captain Barnas was a dear friend and colleague to several of our employees, but most of all was the father to our friend and former employee, John Barnas.  The thoughts and prayers of everyone here go out to John, his mother and brother, as well as all his firefighting brothers and sisters that had served with him during his 40 years in the fire service.

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