Deceased Members

Fred Monroe (480x640)This page is dedicated to the memory of the only firefighter in Bolton’s History to have paid the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, Frederick Monroe.  He was killed at a structure fire on Main Street, Bolton Landing in 1967.  May he and all of our other brothers on this page rest in peace.

On October 16, 2005, the members of the Bolton Volunteer Fire Company and the Family of Fred Monroe dedicated a monument and flagpole to Fred in front of our station.

Heaven’s Brigade

Did you know there’s a Fire Department in Heaven?
I heard Cap tell that sorrowful lad.
The young boy stared, working over the words he’d just been given.
Cap, do you think God’s got a spot on the truck for my dad?
Cap smiled, even though you could tell his heart was heavy, and said,
You bet son, as he roughed the hair on the boy’s head.

Timmy looked up, his sadness, for now, gone.
Cap went on, holding back the tears that were trying to fall.
They’ve got the biggest, reddest fire trucks you ever saw,
And they keep them all cleaned and ready,
Just in case they get a call.
Of course they don’t get too many,
Bein’ in Heaven and all.
But God knew this, so right next to them He made,
A great big tree, that puts out a lot of shade.
And each day they have at least one run,
Down the streets of Heaven, leading the afternoon parade.

That’s been years ago now,
And in that time, things have changed a lot.
Cap, he’s been retired, and I, somehow, made it to Chief.
And Timmy, He’s just Tim now, down at station two,
And, I must say, one of the finest Captains on my crew.

The day came, the worst of any other,
When we have to say farewell to a fallen brother.
I watched, as Tim walked over to that hero’s son,
And share some words, just as my Cap and Tim had once done…

Did you know there’s a Fire Department in Heaven?………….

Listed below is all of the fallen brothers of the Bolton Volunteer Fire Co. Inc…

(In no particular order)

Fred Monroe

Ed Ormsby

William Seaman

Owen Rehm

Henry Baker

Rollard Sexton

Jim Havron

Paul Sherman

Ralph Remington

Art Pratt

Harry Finkle

Ercole Diciccio

Steve Burgess

Carl Lamb

James Kneeshaw

Paul Sautel

Robert Lamb

Smith Hastings

Nick Forte

Pete Pratt

Horace M. Baker

Dan Rogers

Leon Roberts

Charles Safanda

Rupent Gates

Harold Coon

Owen Maranville

Dick Bauer

Mose Finke

J.B. Maranville

Maurice Coon

Mickey Hayes

Lawrence Barlow

Phil Steves

Bill Nadeau

Ernest Sherlock

Hiram F. Seaman (First Chief)

Bernard Baker

Ben Sherman

Richard Hill

Raymond Curren

Sheridan Hill

Reverend Arthur Curren

Syl Armstrong

Grover Kent

Dr. B. Lunine

Erwin Harris

Arthur Lamb

Les Benson

William Tobin

Elmer Backer

Sam Snyder

Arnold Ramsey

George Finkle

Olaf Jensen

Douglas Coon

Ray Pratt

Olaf Ronning

Bucky Vernum

Silas Merrill

Wm. Monroe

William Schlott

Cecil Lamb

Richard Baker

Harley Haskin

Angelo Root

Kenneth Palmer

Joseph Keenan

Asa Hastings

Leland Monroe

William McGann

Basil Baker

Nw. Ormsby

Milford Bently

Chas Hayes

Cecil Smith

Theodore Sherman

George Osgood

Ralph Hill

Clifford Finkle

Ja. Manning

Ben Barber

Bernard Haskin

  1. Cooper

William B. Gates

Raymond Chamberlain

Frederick R. Smith

John Carey

Henry Riggers

John Cronin

James Ross

Ed Ducuennais

Earl Dudley

Cecil Potter

Charles Roberts

Ray Swinton

Ray Ryder

Kevin Conerty

Leon Pratt

Earl Baker

Robert Russell

George Nelson

Les Persons

Everett Merrill

Ben Baker

Bernice Baker

Bernard Miller

Harry Liddle

Melvin Putney

Erwin Potter

Fred Sherman

Edwin Baker

Biffy Weller

Bernard O’Neil

Shelly Finkle

Chester Dagles

Fritz Volkmann

Cecil Monroe

Ernest “Lancer” Ross

Arthur French

Joseph Lyons

Walter Dagles

Frederick C. Smith

Stan Ormsby

Leo Campbell

Wesley Huck Sr.

William Brauser

William Roden

Marshall Shaw

John F. “Jack” Urtz

Valentine J. “Bud” Kober

Andrew W Pfau Jr.

Wardner French

Robert H. “Bob” LaGoy

Alton Pratt

Barney Snyder

Dr Leonard Busman

Frederick R. “Freddy” Smith

Gordon French

Robert C. Barlow

Arthur H. Curren

Ernest B. Coon

Frank Leombruno

Marcus Merrill

Guy “Bucky” Vernum

Stanley “Biffy” Weller

Frederick P. Lethbridge Sr.

Joseph A. Galea

Joseph Morabito

Martin Winter

Phillip Lamb

Richard Clements

Richard J. Gollhofer

Robert M. Moon (Honorary)

Ross S. French

Arnold R. “Bob” Springer

Donald “Jake” Snyder

Robert Edwards (Honorary)

Leo P. Duggan

Dave Waters

Tom Conerty

Gordon Garlick

Bernard Haskins

James Strive

Frank Dagles

Thomas Reed

Arnold French

Robert Smith

Lyle French

Walter Curren