Erie 4 is the Oldest Privately Owned Fire Company in the United States Still Actively Fighting Fires - Established 1854

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Erie 4 is the Oldest Privately Owned Fire Company in the United States

Celebrating our 158th year of service to our community.

 


 

 

 

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE for
Chief Bill Greene
MARCH 25, 2013

It is our sad responsibility to let you know of the passing of Chief Bill Greene, retired from the Georgetown Fire Department and a member of Erie 4. Chief Greene was the first Erie 4 member to be appointed Chief of the Georgetown Fire Department.

Chief Greene's service: Conte Funeral Home this coming Monday, March 25th, 2013. Calling hour is from 1 to 2 pm, and a memorial service will follow at 2 pm there at the funeral home.


 


 

125th Anniversary Video

Journey back 31 years and learn more about Erie 4 in this video which aired on Evening Magazine in 1979.

125th Anniversary Video

 



 


 

Since 1854, the Erie Fire Association No. 4, Inc. has been owned and operated by its members.

A privately owned non-profit corporation, Erie 4 serves the Town of Georgetown, MA as one of the Georgetown Fire Department's two Fire Companies. Although privately owned Fire Companies were common in the mid-eighteen hundreds, most of them have become owned by the Taxpayers. Through pride, stubbornness, and the support of many, Erie 4 has survived and matured into a fully modern, well trained Fire Company.

Less than 10% of the Annual operating budget of Erie is provided by the Taxpayers. The remaining 90% of Erie 4's budget is raised by the members through Donations, Rental of the Hall, Suppers, Club 44, Club 125, the Friends of Erie, the Business Friends of Erie and other Fund Raising even's. See our Fundraisers link for information on how you can support Erie 4.

We are proud to be the oldest privately owned
volunteer Fire Company in the United States of America still actively fighting fires!

 

 

 

ERIE 4 Bingo Night!

Thursday, January 16
doors open 6pm
Play starts at 7
16 "regular" games
$4 minimum admission = 6 cards
additional cards 3/$1

4 "special" games including 2   50/50 games

Door Prizes! Free!*
refreshments available including hot dogs

free coffee

*Local businesses are urged
donate items to our revolving door prize table also!


 

Harvest Supper

 

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Ham and Beans
Home Made Pies
Potatoe Salad - Cole Slaw
Rolls & Butter
Coffee - Milk - Cider

Adults $7.00
Children $3.00
Tickets may be purchased at the door

 

BINGO NIGHT

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN OLD-FASHIONED BINGO NIGHT!

ERIE 4 FIREHOUSE

NORTH STREET

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.
BINGO BEGINS at 7:00 P.M.

REFRESHEMENTS AVAILABLE
(snacks, hot dogs, etc.)
FREE COFFEE!
FREE FUN!
GREAT PRIZES!
WE'RE GETTING BIGGER!!!!!!
ADMISSION: $4
(Or you can buy more cards!)
PLAYERS must be at least 18 years of age.
Erie Fire Association No. 4
WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
COME JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING!!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Community Yard Sale

Saturday, June 22
9 - 3 p.m.

BINGO NIGHT

Thurs. July 18

Doors open 6 p.m.
Bingo starts 7 p.m.

Club 125

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spring Supper

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Come to the supper, get a DISCOUNT coupon off the Friends of the Georgetown Library's Wine Tasting Night at 7:00 P.M. the same night (right after the dinner!)

BINGO

Thursday, April 18, 2013

doors open 6pm

Typically more than $600 in prizes!

Play starts at 7
16 "regular" games
$4 minimum admission = 6 cards
additional cards 3/$1

4 "special" games including 2   50/50 games

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44 Club

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Erie 4 Membership Annual Dinner Meeting and Election of Officers

Monday, March 4, 2013

Italian Dinner

Saturday, January 26, 2013
4:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Come see the town!

Bingo Night

Thursday, January 17, 2013
doors open 6pm
Play starts at 7
16 "regular" games
$4 minimum admission = 6 cards
additional cards 3/$1

4 "special" games including 2   50/50 games

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Door Prizes! Free!*
refreshments available including hot dogs

free coffee

*Local businesses are urged
donate items to our revolving door prize table also!

Harvest Supper

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2012

Ham and Beans
Home Made Pies
Potatoe Salad - Cole Slaw
Rolls & Butter
Coffee - Milk - Cider

Adults $8.00
Children $4.00
Tickets may be purchased at the door

The wake for former Fire Chief John Durkee will be
Tuesday evening July 10, 2012
at the Conte Funeral Home on Pleasant St
from 1600-2000 hours.


Any uniformed Fire Department member wishing to be a part of the honor guard please contact Deputy Ricker. We will be standing sentinel at Chief Durkee’s casket.

A walk-through for all Fire Department members will be at 1830 hours. All interested parties are to meet and form up at the Central Fire Station at 1800.

Chief Durkee’s funeral will be Wednesday July 11th at 1000 at St Mary’s in Georgetown. Following the services at St Mary’s, he will be interred in Ipswich.

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Aubrey Randall "Red" "Randy" Bishop

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(May 28, 1937 - May 28, 2012)
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Wake at Conte Funeral Home,
Thursday May 31, 2012

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The wake for former Fire Chief John Durkee will be
Tuesday evening July 10, 2012
at the Conte Funeral Home on Pleasant St
from 1600-2000 hours.


Any uniformed Fire Department member wishing to be a part of the honor guard please contact Deputy Ricker. We will be standing sentinel at Chief Durkee’s casket.

A walk-through for all Fire Department members will be at 1830 hours. All interested parties are to meet and form up at the Central Fire Station at 1800.

Chief Durkee’s funeral will be Wednesday July 11th at 1000 at St Mary’s in Georgetown. Following the services at St Mary’s, he will be interred in Ipswich.

PAST EVENTS:

Spring Supper
Roast Beef, Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Dessert
SATURDAY
APRIL 28, 2012

4:30 - 7:00 P.M.
- all you can eat -
$8.00 ADULTS
$5.00 CHILDREN


125 CLUB
ANNUAL DINNER/FESTIVITIES
Food and a chance to win!!
SATURDAY
MAY 5, 2012
Contact Nancy Clough for a Number
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MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOTICE:
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
7 - 8 P.M.

 

Links

Mass Department of Fire Services

 


WANT TO BUY A LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRT?
Send along your e-mail and let us know your size! :

NEW!!! WE HAVE ITEMS FOR SALE!

CONTACT STEW to order something, now!

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Erie 4 MUG: $4.99

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Eire 4 Shot Glass: $2.99

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Eire 4 Unique Woodcut: $14.99

 

Hantub Building

 

 

Old StationTeam

Continuing a fine tradition of service to our neighbors.

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