Singerly Listening Station Continues: An Interview With Chief John Turnbull (retired).

Recording Chief Turnbull's stories.

Recording Chief Turnbull’s stories.

The Singerly Listening Station was open on July 12, 2014, and many of the most senior members of the fire department stopped by the company museum to share stories about serving the community decades ago.  In this session we listened to past Chief John Turnbull talk about joining the ranks in 1963, some of the unforgettable incidents he was involved in, his time in charge of the department, and the changes he has seen.

Thank you Chief Turnbull for your service and for helping document the Singerly Story.  This is a brief outtake of about 11 minutes, from a much longer interview. The longer recordings will be archived for research purposes, while we are streaming this segment.

Fifteen members participated in this initial oral history session, and we will be sharing more of those installments in the weeks ahead.  We will also be doing  additional interviews as we finish processing this initial batch of material.

Past Chiefs, John Turnbull (right) and  Rodney Founds at the Station 13 dedication in 2013.

Past Chiefs, John Turnbull (right) and Rodney Founds at the Station 13 dedication in 2013.

 

 

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