Slaton Volunteer Fire Department

Slaton Volunteer Fire Department (HM1EBN)

Location: Slaton, TX 79364 Lubbock County
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N 33° 26.203', W 101° 38.544'

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The Santa Fe Railroad established Slaton in 1911. In 1919, residents established a bucket brigade to help fight fires. Alex DeLong served as fire chief of the group, which used chemical tanks and buckets of water drawn from wells to extinguish fires. The following year, the city began work on a water system and fire mains, and in 1922 the city bought is first fire truck. The volunteer fire department grew over the years in manpower and equipment, operating first from City Hall and then from its own fire station beginning in 1928. Today, the firefighters serve Slaton as well as surrounding communities.
Marker Number13220
Year Placed2004
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 254346 N 3702825
Decimal Degrees33.43671667, -101.64240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.203', W 101° 38.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 12.18" N, 101° 38' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 S 8th St, Slaton TX 79364, US
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