1899 Hose Cart – Hose Company #3

In 1899, FVFD added a third hose cart and a new company to the department. The department still owns this cart, which was the plainest of the three as it didn’t have any bells (or whistles) on it. In the 1905 group photo that shows all three, there is a tell-tale dent in the left hub that you can still see on the cart that is stored at the fairgrounds.


The following photo isn’t clear enough to identify which hose company it is. The uniforms don’t match the description we have for Company 1, and they don’t match the photo we have for Company 2, so until we get more conclusive proof we’re showing this on the Company 3 page.