The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Library Preserves Firefighting History


Can you help identify any of these Brevard Jr. Firefighters? The photo was taken on Probart Street in front of the Brevard Presbyterian Church.

The Local History Room of the Transylvania County Library worked with the Brevard Fire Department to preserve materials from their collection. Photographs were scanned and added to the collection at the library. Included were pictures of personnel, equipment, trainings, and fires mainly from the mid-to late 1900s.

Additional informational materials were photocopied and added to the Brevard Fire Department folder.

The first Brevard Fire Department was organized in the late 1800s. The station was located between the courthouse and the McMinn building, in the middle of what is today Nort...

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