The Hudson Fire Department turns 225 years old Wednesday.
This is from the Hudson Fire Department's Website:
On April 17, 1794, the first volunteer fire company in the City of Hudson was organized to protect the lives and property of Hudson's residents. Prior to then, homeowners were required to respond with their leather buckets to assist their fellow city residents in extinguishing fires. The authorization for the creation of an organization “for the better extinguishing Fires in the City of Hudson” was approved by the New York State Legislature in Albany on March 19, 1794.
225 years after these milestone events, the two fire companies organized that year; J. W. Edmonds Hose Company, No. 1 and H. W. Rogers Hose Company, No. 2; are still in operation and continue to protect the lives and property of Hudson's residents.
Get the full story here: http://www.hudsonfire.com/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=233
A ceremony, hosted by Mayor Rick Rector, will take place on the steps of City Hall, starting at noon.
Congratulations Hudson Firefighters, and keep up the excellent work!