Retro Rumson, Fair Haven Firefighters on International Firefighters’ Day

Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company back when they wore dress whites Photo/FHFD archives
Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company back when they wore dress whites
Photo/FHFD archives

Today is International Firefighters’ Day.

So, in honor of the day, the Retro Pic(s) of the day are snapshots back in time with Rumson’s Oceanic Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 and the Fair  Haven Volunteer Fire Company.

Rumson firemen gather and strike a pose back in the day at the Oceanic Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 firehouse Photo/Oceanic Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 Facebook page
Rumson firemen gather and strike a pose back in the day at the Oceanic Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 firehouse
Photo/Oceanic Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 Facebook page

The shot of the Rumson firemen (and child) at the building that is still standing on East River Road is an oldie, courtesy of the company’s Facebook page. Can you guess the year? And notice how many are smoking. Those were the days when it was cool to smoke.

We’re not sure of the year the photo, courtesy of the fire company’s files, but it was back far enough when Fair Haven firemen and Ladies’ Auxiliary members wore white dress uniforms with navy blue and white polka dotted scarves.

We recognize some of the folks in the Fair Haven shot. Who do you recognize? And what event was this?

On International Firefighters’ Day, we thank our Rumson-Fair Haven area firefighters for their service!

Have you thanked a firefighter today?

— Elaine Van Develde

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management