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Nassau Chemical & Hose Company # 1
Engine 4
West End Engine

Photos by Steve Takacs


Picture Courtesy of Tom Gruber

Engine 4 was founded on May 2, 1924 in response to the growing need for fire protection in the West End of the village.  The company operated out of an old wagon shed, using Engine 1's old Selden until a building was constructed and they received their own new American LaFrance.  When that firehouse started to get cramped with the addition of Truck 2, the village built the current firehouse in 1966.  They run unit 344, a 1996 Spartan/RD Murray 1500 GPM pumper.  Engine 4 responds from the Clearstream Ave. firehouse and is first due in the northwest part of town.

Engine 4 on the ramp at the Clearstream Ave firehouse for its wetdown in 1996

Past Apparatus

Engine 4's 1924 American LaFrance.
Later sold to the St. Remy Fire Dept in the Catskills, as seen in this photo.

1938 Seagrave 750 GPM Pumper

1954 Seagrave 1000 GPM pumper
In front of the old Clearstream Ave firehouse

1963 Seagrave 1000 GPM pumper
In front of the current Clearstream Ave firehouse

1979 Mack CF 1000 GPM pumper
In front of the Clearstream Ave School (across the street from the firehouse)
Now Spare 3441

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