Serving Our Community
The History of the CFC part 1
Coopersburg Fire Company NO.1
Told by Allen Weaver and Leroy Knipe
Quotation from Gennaah Jordan's history of Coopersburg, pg 40
"On Tuesday evening October 13th, 1903, a public meeting of the citizens of the borough of Coopersburg was called in the council chambers in I.O.O.F Hall for the purpose of organizing a fire company. By March 11th 1904 a charter was granted to Coopersburg fire Co. No.1 with 52 charter members. A fair was held in the old shed belonging to the Barron House. The proceeds were used toward the purchase of a hose carriage which was a 2 wheel affair with a shaft. the Apparatus was drawn by a long rope fastened to the shaft for the men to pull in response to an alarm."