116 West Clay Street 

Troy, IL  62294

Total calls for 2019

-329-

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History of the Maltese Cross

The Maltese Cross is your symbol of protection. It means that the firefighter who wears this cross is willing to lay down his life for you just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago.

 

History of the first American Fire Department

The first American (volunteer) fire department company is often credited to Ben Franklin, around 1736, in Philadelphia. This started as a "club" or co-op, to protect each other's homes in the event of a fire.

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