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1950-05-06 - Members of the YFD pose with entertainer "Red" Ingle (standing on the running board) outside of Stambaugh Auditorium. In the photo are (left to right) - FF Charles Richmond, FF John Durkin, FF Dan Eberhart, Asst Chief Frank Lehnerd, "Red" Ingle, Captain William Kane, FF Charles or James Prosser, and FF Wesley Bucila. ... See MoreSee Less
1963-09-19 - Fire consumes multiple buildings in Girard.
"The entire Girard Fire Department was sent to North Side Hospital for treament for smoke inhalation." "Fire Chief Fred Bowser of Youngstown was requested to take charge of the fire fighting operations when Girard's acting chief was felled by smoke."