Phoenix Engine Co. #4

Phoenix Engine Company, No. 4 was organized on August 8, 1859 and is one of the three oldest fire companies in the city. Even before the formation of the new company, the village had purchased a lot on the south side of John Street and a single bay, two story fire house was constructed.

James N. Pronk, Village President, named the new engine company "Phoenix" after the mythological bird which arose from the ashes. Mr. Pronk also purchased the figure of a Phoenix which was placed on the cupola of the John Street Fire House.

The company adopted the motto: "Always to the Front." The Phoenix remained in the John Street location until 1983 when the new North Street Station was opened.

Company Officers

Captain - Maurice Lewis

1st Lieutenant - Ashley Slingerland

President - Jay Fox

Vice-President - John Milligan

Secretary - Bill Kelder

Treasurer - George Reeder

Apparatus

2009 KME Predator

1500 GPM Pump

View Number

Organized 1859

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