Engine No. 36, on the modified chassis of a Ford F750, was kept with pride at the former Webb City Fire Department, at Church and Tom streets.

Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

’70s fire engines only had room in the cab for two, other crew members rode on the tailboard

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

Batallion Chief Jackie Clark helps us identify this pride of the Webb City Fire Department in the late 1970s. The accompanying photo was scanned from a slide.

Webb City Fire Engine No. 36 was a 1977 Ford F750 with a 500-gallon tank and a front-mount 750 pump.

Nowadays, a crew of firefighters rides in a spacious air-conditioned cab. Back then, Clark remembers standing on the tailboard.

In the background is No. 34, a 1975 model. Both had a standard shift on the floor.

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.

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