1833The First [Fire Engine] Ladder Company was established.Events & Anniversaries, Government and Public Service, Fires, City Departments

As early as 1793 there was a Masonic Fire Society, and the first engine was bought in 1830. This company was a further evolution of fire fighting capacity.

Tibbets, Frederick Washington. The Story of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Permanently Settled 1623; an Address. [Gloucester, Clark the printer, 1917, http://archive.org/details/storyofglouceste01tibb
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