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1888 to Present

“Redlands Hose Company No. 1 was organized last Saturday evening, the April 27th, 1888, with Ralph Levy as Foreman." It was determined that the original number of firefighters should not exceed 25!

“It is of vital importance to our city that we have good protection from the fiery element, and the organization of a first-class hose company is a move in the right direction.”

Officially, Ed Mosbough became the first paid full-time Fire Chief in 1910. He had been with the Redlands Fire Dept since October 16, 1890. That same year, the first motor driven piece of equipment was purchased, a 4 cylinder air cooled Seagraves. It had two 35 gallon soda acid chemical tanks, 150 feet of 1” chemical hose, 1000 feet of 2 ½” hose, a 24 foot extension ladder, solid rubber tires and some small tools.

In 1913, the city voted for complete motorization of the dept. Later that year “Chief” (The horse) died of a broken heart and spirit.

In 1914, a 6 cylinder air cooled Seagraves chemical and hose wagon was purchased. It contained one 80 gallon soda acid tank, 1500 feet of 2 ½” hose presto-lite gas lamps, solid rubber tires, 12, 24 and 35 foot ladders. It was also a stem winder (hand crank starter!).

In the summer of 1910, Charles L Ary becme Fire Chief. At this time, the department boosted a compliment of four full time paid men. Their work scheduled at this time allowed them only 65 days off in the entire year!

The next Fire Chief to be appointed was C. William Jones in 1921. He burned to death in 1922.

In 1923, the department’s first pumper was purchased at the price of $13,000. It was a 6 cylinder Seagraves, with a 750 gpm pump, 80 gallon chemical tank, 200 feet of chemical hose, and had the first complete electrical system (siren, starter, etc …).

A REO 350 gallon combination was purchased in April 1923. At the same time, Horace Green became Fire Chief. In January 1924 another pumper was put into service. It was a 500 gpm Seagraves. It carried an 80 gallon chemical tank.

In July 1927, H. Holt was appointed Assistant Chief, and was made acting Fire Chief in 1928. He served in this office until November 1928 when Perrin G. Trowbridge was made Fire Chief.

1930 brought about a welcome change. The department switched to pneumatic tires. On April 22 1931, the department purchased a city service ladder truck on a Mack chassis. It also carried a 100 gallon water tank, a small power take off pump for booster only.

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Upcoming

Tuesday, July 29th

  1. Summer Reading Program #6
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, July 29th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • "The Bubble Chef" will be our guest today in the Contemporary Club as she 'cooks' up some scientific concoctions on stage. Come prepared to be wowed!

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  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, July 29th
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Wednesday, July 30th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, July 30th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, July 30th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, July 31st

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, July 31st
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, July 31st
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, August 1st

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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Saturday, August 2nd

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, August 2nd
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, August 2nd
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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  3. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, August 2nd
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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Monday, August 4th

  1. Environmental Review Committee

Tuesday, August 5th

  1. Summer Reading Program #7
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 5th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Our final act of the summer will be One World, One Rhythm. Join us in the Contemporary Club for a musical adventure with these great musicians.

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  2. Summer Reading Program Finale
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, August 5th
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • The In-N-Out Food Truck will be here for our Grand Finale to serve lunch to all of our Summer Reading participants. This will be a first come, first serve event. There will be a grilled cheese sandwich option for those who are vegetarians.

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