Text Box: D. R. BARKER HOSE CO. # 1


President - Paul Trippy Sr.

Vice President - Doug Essek

Secretary - Ashley Pierce-Strong

Treasurer - Karen Trippy

Captain - Edmund Kujawa, lll

1st Lieutenant -

2nd Lieutenant -



George Tadt Jr. - Neil McNeight - Russell Trump Jr -

Roy Harrington  - John Maggio


Text Box: The D.R. Barker Hose Co. No.1. Inc. was organized on January 1, 1869 as the Fredonia Fire Co. No. 1. It was incorporated in 1885 as the D.R. Barker Hose Co. No.1, Inc. After a dispute with the Village Fathers, the Barker Hose Company was disbanded.  The tragic fire in 1900 at the Normal School sparked the reorganization of the Fredonia Fire Department on April 2, 1901 with John Zahm as the first Chief.  This resulted in the re-incorporation of the D.R. Barker Hose Co. No.1, Inc.
Our roster is comprised of 35 active members, both men and women.  The first female firefighter in the Fredonia Fire Department was a member of the D.R. Barker Hose Co. No.1.  Members have a wide variety of specialized training with members serving in many different capacities on Department and Company committees, the Rescue Team, Safety Committee and the Extrication Team among others.  The knowledge of our older members has been passed down to the new members. To conclude, we are a revitalized company which is striving to constantly improve itself.  We are a Company that is committed to the ideals of the Fredonia Fire Department and to the protection of the residents and property of the Village of Fredonia and the Town of Pomfret.