In honor of the upcoming lecture about the history of , "Hoses, Hooks, and Ladders," at the and the upcoming , I thought we'd have a quiz for Branford Patch readers. How many of these multiple choice questions can you answer?
1) The current Branford Fire Department is comprised of how many Career Professional Firefighters?
2) How many volunteer fire fighters currently serve?
a) under 50
b) between 50 and 75
c) between 75 and 100
d) over 100
3) When was the Branford Fire Department founded?
4) In what year was the first North Main and Cherry Hill Road location built as a central Fire Headquarters?
5) What was the name of the first fire company in Branford?
a) Martin Burke Hook & Ladder Company 1
b) Louis A. Fisk Hose Company 1
c) Short Beach Hose Hook & Ladder Company
d) Hook & Ladder Company 1
Bonus question: Who was M. P. Rice?
If you don't know the answers, check out the lecture on , or look here next week for these and other facts about the history of Branford's Fire Department.