Singerly’s Listening Station to Tap into Stories About the Past Today

Today an important public safety enhancement takes place in Elkton as the Singerly Fire Company dedicates a greatly expanded and improved Station 13.  The new headquarters station provides a recently completed apparatus wing, along with significant renovations to existing areas.

Following a parade through the downtown area later this Saturday, first responders and officials will assemble on Newark Avenue to formally dedicate the building.  In this crowd there will be generations of emergency providers who have served the community.

So the Singerly Museum, as part of its mission to preserve the traditions and heritage of the emergency services organization, will open up a listening station.  When firefighters, EMS professionals, ladies auxiliary members and administrative volunteers pass by our workstation, we will ask them to comment on the day’s activities, reflect on years gone by, and share a story of two with us.

Our oral historians will be at the recording booth, listening to people.  It’s all part of the museum’s mission to chronicle Singerly’s heritage.  We are looking forward to tapping into a wealth of stories about earlier times while also documenting this important milestone.

In 1962, John Farrell is instructing a new group of recruits in "basic firemanship."  Hopefully our listening station catches some of these members today to tap into a few stories.
In 1962, John Farrell is instructing a new group of recruits in “basic firemanship.” Hopefully our listening station catches some of these members today to tap into a few stories.
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