Page 20 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • September 16, 2009 100th ANNIVERSARY History (continued from page 19) subsequent years this tradition continued, as this honor was bestowed upon John Iseldyke, Frank Pagano, baseball great Johnny Van Der Meer, and Roland Zimmerman. In July 1909, the borough received bids for a hose and a hook and ladder trucks. Upon delivery of Midland Park’s first fire fighting apparatus -- a two-wheel hand-drawn hose reel and a horse-drawn hook and ladder truck – borough officials inked a contract with Rose Terhune for occupancy of a barn near her residence on Franklin Avenue. The $9 a month fee covered the use of the barn and loft areas. Horses used to draw the hook and ladder, were quartered nearby at a Franklin Avenue barn owned by Jessie Decker. Midland Park finally had a fire department and its first firehouse. The Terhune Barn’s loft became headquarters for the firemen, with furnishings provided by the fire company consisting of 50 chairs, two tables, and a potbelly stove. Midland Park Fire Department-2009 ��������������������������������������������� Patricia’s Coiffures PERMS • COLORING SHAMPOO & SET CUTTING & BLOW DRYING ��������������������������� Tues, Wed & Thurs 8 Godwin Plaza • 644 Godwin Ave.• Midland Park Hours: Mon-Fri 5am - 4pm • Sat 5am - 2pm • Sun 6am-1pm Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-4:30: Open Thursday Evenings 201-652-9608 During the severe winter nights, the men would gather around the stove in the well-ventilated barn to exchange stories. Additional supplies included turnout hats, coats and boots. The total cost was approximately $750. The first indication of dress uniform consisted of a storebought cap. A fair conducted in Columbia Hall (across from present-day Friendly’s restaurant) provided the seed money for a uniform fund. The regulation uniform was later adopted. By the end of the department’s first year, the volunteers had established a routine of conducting training drills focused on the fire theory of the day and the apparatus they were using. (continued on page 21) �������� �������� ��������� �������� 9-16-09 ester/janine ������������������������������� ���������������������� ������������ �������������� ������������� PetesCorner2x2(9-16-09) 2 x 2” ��������������������������������������������� Sunday & Monday NFL Ticket on Direct TV ���������� ���������� � �������������� Football Menu & Bar Specials Regular Menu also available �������� ��������� ������������������������ �������������� ����������������� �������������� ������������������� � �� ����������������������������������������� �� �������������������� �������������������� ��������������������� �������������� ������������� � �� HAPPY HOU R �� ������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������ 9-16-09 Ester/Janine