History of the Larchmont Fire Department

This page is dedicated to the volunteer and paid professional firefighters who have served in the Department since it was created more than 100 years ago. The text and pictures are based primarily on materials developed for the centennial of the Fire Department in 1989, by Paul Andersen who also served as Department Chief from 1971-1972.

In 2002, Matt Cooper of Tacoma Washington emailed the Larchmont Fire Department reporting that his father had purchased Larchmont's Engine One (A 1922 American LaFrance pumper)and had maintained it for many years in his garage. Matt generously offered to sell it to the Larchmont Fire Department at his cost, and the companies joined together to bring this historical piece of our history back to Larchmont. The following are pictures and stories of Engine One.