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Happy Anniversary
Monday, November 13, 2017
135 years ago today, seventeen men met in the Old Fellows Hall, which was located on the second floor of a building on Loockerman Street. One dollar was collected from each man present and the treasury for "Robbins Hose Company" was established. The name Robbins comes from James W. Robbins (1831-1876) who died six years before Robbins Hose was officially organized but apparently had been generous and interested member of the local fire brigade. He was a partner in the firm of Richardson & Robbins, Inc., a company that was once a vital part of the business and social community of Dover. Since that momentous day in November 1882, the Officer’s, men and women of the department have been providing fire protection for the State Capital. A proud tradition of volunteers, sacrificing time, blood, sweat and tears to maintain the only 100% volunteer fire department to protect a State Capital in the Nation. An honor we’re proud of. If you see a Dover firefighter today, congratulate them on this special day.

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