Fire department seeks old photos 2013.02.06

Written by David Green.

Have any photographs lying around showing the Morenci Fire Department in action?

Department member Jeff Ort wants to organize photographs and news articles about the fire department to create a history book. Veteran members recall many events from the past 30 and 40 years, but younger members are missing out on a lot of the department's history. And, of course, there are the earlier decades that no one remembers.

Ort wonders if former fire department members, in particular, might have material from the past.

Ort said he has the Gambles fire from the 1980s covered, but he would like to obtain photographs from the Morenci Rubber Company fires and other events. Photographs can be copied if the owner wants to retain them.

Anyone with historical items should call Ort at 458-7184 and leave a message if he's not at home.

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