Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hundreds Celebrate Station #11 Centennial

Visitors young and old dropped in for for the fun and festivities at the Station #11's Centennial Celebration on June 27th.

Many thanks to all of our neighbors in the McKinley Hill area for making the event such a great success and a special thanks to all of the retired Firefighters who added a special touch with their many stories from days gone by.

TFD Historian Ralph Decker provided an excellent pictorial tour of the station's history and Fire Chief Ron Stephens summed up the spirit of day best - "we look forward to serving this neighborhood for the next 100 years."

Monday, June 22, 2009

You Are Invited...


Join us for a Centennial Celebration of Tacoma Fire Department’s Station # 11 at 3802 McKinley Ave on June 27th, 2009 from 10:00 until 2:00pm.

From the days of a horse-drawn steam pumper to a modern day Darley Squirt with 1,500 gallons per-minute capabilities, this Historic Landmark has been serving the East Tacoma Community since April 17th, 1909.

Guests at the Open House can take a tour of the Station, view a ’47 Mack Fire Engine, meet Tacoma Fire Department historian Ralph Decker, enjoy refreshments and children can spin the wheel of fire safety to win prizes.

For more information about the Station #11 Open House contact Joe Meinecke at (253) 591.5740.