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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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Yesterday

  1. City Hall Closed - Federal holiday

Today

  1. City Council Closed Session Meeting
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 2nd
    • End time: 06:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 2nd
    • 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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  3. City Council Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 2nd
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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Tomorrow

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 3rd
    • 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, September 3rd
    • 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, September 4th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 4th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission
  3. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 4th
    • 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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Saturday, September 6th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 6th
    • 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, September 6th
    • 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. Free Saturday Craft Day
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 6th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Didi and her helpers as the kids create Johnny Appleseed type crafts.

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Tuesday, September 9th

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 9th
    • 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, September 10th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 10th
    • 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, September 10th
    • 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, September 11th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 11th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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