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Shelandra Y. Ford
Historical Markers of Shelby County

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First Fire Engine

Until 1963, volunteers staffed the Germantown Fire Department. This group of firefighters is pictured at the station in 1949 with the city's first engine known as “Red Devil 1”. From left to right are: Joe Pickering, A.E. Frysen, then Mayor Jack Barry, Minor Oakley, Bruce Law, E.L. Brooks, Guy Cantrell, O.J. Belk, J.E. Hodges, I.T. Miller, C.C. “Bubba” Burford, and M.H. Riggs. Source: A Walking Tour of the Old Germantown District