ENDWELL (WBNG) -- On Sept. 13, the O.L. Davis Fire Company will celebrate 100 years of providing volunteer fire service to Endwell.
They will be dedicating a plaque to commemorate their centennial at 6 p.m. in the Endwell Fire Station community room located at 3508 Country Club Rd. in Endwell.
This will mark exactly 100 years since the fire company's founding on Sept. 13, 1921. This year also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the community being renamed "Endwell."
On Sept. 6, 1921, there was a large barn fire at the Davis Farm in Endwell. Due to phone problems, the response from the Endicott Fire Company, who responded to fires in Endwell at that time, was delayed and the barn was a total loss.
On Sept. 13, 1921, residents met and 40 men stepped up to start the fire company. After the farm's owner, Orlando Luther Davis, donated land at what is now the corner of Davis Ave and Marne Ave. For the first fire station, the fire company was named in his honor.