Hook & Ladder Company Number 3

In the Taylorville section of Fort Lee, as West Fort Lee was then known, the need for fire protection had been growing rapidly. A group of citizens met in Getche’s Hall on Hofley’s Lane and decided to form a fire company - Protection Company Number 3. As the meeting progressed, President Charles Goebel reads a list of the members present and asked if they will pledge to serve the community in the time of need and so another fire company was born. 


For their first piece of apparatus the town fathers gave them a four- wheeled hose wagon.