50 YEARS OF FIRE SERVICE CELEBRATED IN FLOWING WELLSby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Nov. 14, 2012, under Press Releases
Tucson, Arizona – November 12, 2012 – On Saturday, November 10, members
of the original Flowing Wells Fire Department gathered to celebrate 50 years of
fire service to the Flowing Wells community at Northwest Fire District’s Station 31.
Station 31 sits in the heart of the Flowing Wells neighborhood and provides a historical
link between the first fire department to serve this area, Flowing Wells Fire, and the one
that carries on that duty today, Northwest Fire District.
More than 30 members of the original Flowing Wells Fire Department, along with their
families, attended the reunion. Several attendees traveled across the country
to join the festivities. The occasion included a lunch grilled-up by the
current crew of Station 31 while the original Flowing Wells firefighters
offered historical accounts of the early days. As evidence that the mission of
community service has remained unchanged over five decades, a selection of traditional
and current fire trucks that have served the area were on display.
The event was coordinated by the Flowing Wells 50 PLUS Committee and the
Northwest Fire District through the assistance of sponsors that included: IAFF 3572,
Southwest Ambulance, Pima Federal Credit Union, and United Fire Equipment Company.
The Flowing Wells Fire Department was established in November of 1962 by a group of
volunteers. Once established, the department grew and evolved over the years to
keep pace with changing needs of the Flowing Wells community. In 1995, Flowing
Wells Fire merged with the Northwest Fire District and service to the neighborhood