The Orenaug Fire Company ~ 25 Quassuk Road.
The Orenaug Fire Department held it's very first meeting on February 21, 1896. They elected A.W. Mitchell as their first Chief, a position he held for 10 years.
The Orenaug Fire Department held it's monthly meetings at the Town Hall. Their area of response was Main Street where there were hydrants present. This is why they owned a "hose" cart. They would use the hose to hook into a hydrant to fight fires within their area. The "hose" cart was stored in a private garage in the area of St. Pierre Oil Company.
In 1906 the Department moved their meetings to the "club" room in the old Hitchcock Building on Main Street. They enjoyed the use of the room and it's pool table. According to monthly minutes from the company they had to set up rooms for the use of the room or Mrs. Hitchcock was going to take their use away - it appeared she did not like them smoking cigars in the room while they played pool after their meetings.
On June 5, 1928 the Orenaug Fire Department voted to merge with the Hotchkissville Fire Department and become the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department. They then became the Orenaug Fire Company which was and still part of the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department.
Details of their history from 1928 to the early 1950's are still being reviewed from recently acquired old records. We will update this era in history shortly.
In the early 1950's the Orenaug Fire Company moved into the Orenaug Fire Station behind the Boyd Building on Main Street. They remained their until 1978 when their new and current station was built on Quassuk Road. The building features eight apparatus bays, a ready room, a meeting room, a communications room, several offices and a kitchen.
The building is also called the Emergency Services Building. The administrative offices of the Woodbury Fire Department and Fire Marshal are located here, as is the Emergency Operations Center for the Town of Woodbury.
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