Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Air Horns Removed

Prior to the bell being removed the air horns also in the tower had to be removed.

For as long as I can remember the massive air horns at Headquarters (Station 16), were used to alert the Salisbury volunteers. These things were loud! I'm not sure when the horns were put in service but as the city grew it was necessary to increase the audible alarm system to summon volunteers. These horns could be heard for miles in any direction. Today it was necessary to remove the horns in order to remove the bell for restoration.

I'm sorry to say that the horns may never again sound the alarm for Salisbury Fire Department. Another tradition lost to technology.
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