Retro Fair Haven Gals’ Show Boating

The heat is on. Mid-heatwave pandemic pandemonium, the Fair Haven Fire Department is desperately seeking volunteers.

And, back in the day, the 1960s day, fire company volunteerism was a job sought after by a large contingent of residents. They loved being a part of the fire company family. And that it was.

There were many proud “family” days, like, for instance, when a new piece of equipment was christened at a classic wet down. Then there were cool new emergency vehicles like boats for the FHFD Dive Squad. Or, there was just a very cool new prize to raffle off at the fair. Hmmmmm …

Of course, when it was hot and there was something cool to show off, no matter the reason, the opportunity arose to Vanna-like showcase the waterborne vehicle with some of the family’s girls. The scuba-donned Squad guys saved the finale for the suited-up gals, gear-free.

So, here they are, the girls on the prized (or acquired) fire company boat — beached … or drivewayed.

Just who are these FHFD showboat bathing beauties? One, at least, was at the fire company’s last wet down. Remember? Have you reached out to volunteer today?