Boonton Fire Department
 1891 Rumsey Horse Drawn Ladder Cart  Although early records do not give an exact starting date for the Maxfield Hook and Ladder as a Company, minutes from the year 1891 show the Boonton Fire Department was originally known as the Maxfield Hook and Ladder until March of 1892. The first apparatus purchased by the town for the Fire Department was "a first class Hook and Ladder, fully equipped, weighing twelve hundred pounds, at a cost of $495.00." This unit was delivered to the Town in November of 1891.  The new Hook and Ladder truck arrived early in November and a parade of the Boonton Fire Department, including invited guests, the newly appointed Fire Wardens and Mr. Hessey's Band, all celebrating the arrival of the new apparatus. After the parade they assembled at the Opera House where they were met by the Mayor and Common Council. Speeches and music were heard, followed by the serving of coffee and sandwiches to complete the evening. The new ladder truck was housed in a barn opposite the School Street School until the completion of the Main Street Fire Headquarters.

Gallery

Apparatus

Gallery of The Boonton Fire Department

Apparatus