Tangier Volunteer Fire Department

Tangier Volunteer Fire Department (HM20QQ)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.345', W 75° 59.506'

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The Tangier Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1964 and moved to this location in 1983.

Fire is especially dangerous on a small island. where wooden houses are close together, allowing fire to spread quickly, especially when fanned by the winds of the Bay.

Originally, each family had its own leather fire bucket. and when the alarm sounded, everyone would come to form a bucket brigade from the nearest well.

The fire alarm is still tested every Saturday at noon.

Albert Gingrich and the "New" Fire Engine - 1965
Fire truck ready to transport a deceased fireman to his final resting place - Kaye, 2007
HM NumberHM20QQ
Placed ByTangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412714 N 4186575
Decimal Degrees37.82241667, -75.99176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.345', W 75° 59.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 20.7" N, 75° 59' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16326-16354 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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