Ken Gottry - Cambridge NY History

At the 2020 village elections, Cambridge residents approved  a 25-year $3.7M bond issue to build a new firehouse on Gilbert Street (Route 313).. Ground was broken on 17-Jul-2021

To raise money for the Firehouse Fund, I am writing a book on the history of the fire department.

On 22-Sep-2021, I gave a presentation at the Cambridge Historical Society covering a small portion of that history

Cambridge Fire Department
In this presentation Ken Gottry will trace the history of the Cambridge Fire Department from its creation in 1866 to the groundbreaking in Jul-2021 of its new firehouse. It will cover the multiple small fire companies throughout the East End and West End and their unification into a single entity in 1931. Ken will talk about the trucks, the people, and the buildings associated with the organization that for 155 years have helped keep our community safe.

Here are the slides from that presentation

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