Yesterday: South Salisbury F.D.

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 16, 2011

South Salisbury Fire Department moved its operations to this former service station on Old Concord Road (across from the General Electric plant) in 1956, because the old station at Gold Hill Drive and Old Concord Road was in the way of construction for Interstate 85. This open house celebration at the station shows the department’s equipment at the time, including a 1947 converted Gulf oil truck; a 1956 American LaFrance truck, purchased new for $6,595; and a 1954 Willys Jeep civil defense truck, bought for $100 and converted to a brush truck. South Salisbury stayed in this location from 1956 to 1976.