Former Branchville Hose Co., now the home of Branchville Municipal Building
Former Colesville Firehouse, still in use today for their operations
Former Franklin Firehouse, now the home of the Franklin Branch Sussex County Library
Former Fredon Firehouses, left - now home of American Automotive, right - Fredon Municipal Building
Former Green Township Firehouse, now home of Green Township Recreation and Greendell Post Office
Former location of Hamburg Fire Department, building is now used for storage
Former Hopatcong Co. 3 Firehouse, now part of Hopatcong Municipal Complex operations
Former home of McAfee Fire Department, addition was added to the same building for their current operations
Former locations of Newton Fire Department
On left, former home of Kittatinny H&L Co. 1 and Steamer Co. 1, now the home of Newton Fire Museum
On right, former location of Hose Co. 3, now a private residence
Former location of Ogdensburg Fire Department, now the home of
Ogdensburg's Old Schoolhouse and Firehouse Museum
Former location of Sandyston Twp. Firehouse #1, now the location of
Msgr. James Gacquin Youth and Religious Education Center
Former locations of Sparta Fire Department
On left, now the home of Sparta Twp. Ambulance Squad
On right, under renovation for new purposes
Original home of Stillwater Volunteer Fire Department
Today this building is privately owned
Former home of Sussex Fire Department, now completely occupied as the
Sussex Borough Municipal Building
Former home of Swartswood Fire Department disbanded by the Township of Stillwater, January 2016
Former location of Vernon Fire Department, now the home of Highland Flowers
Former locations of Walpack Township Volunteer Fire Department - Station 1 on the left (built in 1950) was located in Walpack Center; Station 2 on the right was located in Flatbrookville. Both of these buildings remain standing within the lands of the National Park Service. A third firehouse - Station 3 was formerly located just prior to the entrance to Blue Mountain Lakes.
The Walpack Fire Department was organized circa 1930's and was dissolved in 1984 as most of the former beautiful municipality of Walpack was lost to the infamous Tocks Island Dam Project. Walpack Fire Department was originally the 28th Department that were members of this Association.
Former location of NJ Forest Fire Service located on Route 23 in Hardyston Township
This building has remained vacant since the move to their new facility in Andover.
|From the New Jersey Herald, Thursday,
September 23, 1937:
COUNTY FIREMEN PARADE AT ANDOVER SATURDAY - HACKETTSTOWN WILL BE GUEST OF HOME DEPARTMENT.
This Saturday will no doubt be the biggest and most colorful day ever staged in the history of Andover Borough, as it marks the occasion of the annual county firemen's parade and get-together-day meet of the firemen of Sussex county.
Saturday's parade will be the first county firemen's celebration ever held in Andover and naturally the little village, once famous for its extensive iron industry during colonial and Revolutionary days, is now aglow in holiday attire, gaily decorated with flags and bright colored streamers and banners. The business places of the borough have given the local firemen their full cooperation and are now ready to serve in every possible way the large crowd that will no doubt throng the Main street section of the borough.
For the past two months not only has the local fire department been holding weekly meetings to arrange for the many details of the big parade, but the ladies of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches have held many meetings in order to adequately feed the 1,000 firemen who will participate in the big event. A luncheon will be served at both churches to the firemen and their distinguished guests around 6 p.m.
The formation of the parade will consist of the twelve fire departments with their bands and drum corps from the various boroughs and townships of the county and the Hackettstown Fire Department with a band of thirty pieces, who have been invited as the guests of Andover Fire Department. Among the out-of-town guests, who will participate in the parade, are members of the Board of Freeholders, various state and county officials, the Newton Fire Patrol, and a number of active fire chiefs from Morris and Essex counties, who will also act as judges of the three contests to be staged on Main street just after the parade. The twelve fire departments that will participate in the parade are: Vernon, Lafayette, Ogdensburg, Sparta, Hamburg, Sussex, Newton, Beemerville, Franklin, Stanhope, Branchville and Andover.
Newton's veteran fireman, Fred Loges, has been appointed marshal of the parade and will ride at the head of the marching procession with two state police as his escorts. Mr. Loges is now recognized at the oldest active fireman in New Jersey with a record of fifty-five years of continuous service.
The parade will form in the Junction section of the borough at 2:15 p.m. when one long blast of the borough's fire siren will be given. On the second blast of the siren at 2:30 the parade will get underway and will move as follows: Wawayanda road to Main street, to High street, to Brighton avenue, to Prospect street, to Smith street, to Lake View avenue, to High street, to Brighton avenue, to Main Street, to the Andover ball park where the parade will disband.
The reviewing stand for the parade and various contests will be the large front porch of the Andover Hotel and will be occupied by the several judges and guests of the firemen. Andover's new ball park is the place where the day's marching activities will cease, for it is here that the parade will disband, and where also will be staged the read Mardi-Gras of the afternoon and evening. There are three contests to be participated in by the out-of-town fire departments, which will take place on Main street, directly after the parade. These contests are: Hose laying, trophy offered by Freeholder R.D. Ayers; best appearing company, trophy donated by residents of Lake Lenape, and night alarm, trophy donated by Newton Trust Company.