1916The first motorized pumping fire engine was purchased.Events & Anniversaries, Fires

The first motor-pumping engine assigned to the Defense Engine House, 1919. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14016
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By 1920, firehorses had been phased out of the department.

Colby, Larry. A pictorial history, Gloucester Fire Department, 1847-1947. Gloucester, Mass.: Printed at the Pressroom, inc., 1994.
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