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1775, January
Oldest existing volunteer fire company
Most people do not know that Darby has the oldest still existing volunteer fire company in the United States. It is Darby Fire Company # 1. It was organized in January of 1775, which will make this fire Company 225 years old in January, 2000. That is also older than the first fire department (Philadelphia Fire Department ) as they are now a paid department. We have been doing this continuously, as volunteers, for 225 years, and were ready for the next millennium and beyond!


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Darby and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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