New Siren

The fire bell is replaced by a siren becuase people had moved out of town and the bell was hard to hear. 


First Dispatcher

A dedicated female was hired to answer all fire calls. She recived an extra 50 cents a month and is the first dispatcher for the West Point VFD. 


Terminal Hotel Fire

The second of the two hotels on the point, Terminal Hotel, burns down. This was an end of an era. The hotel wasn’t as grand since the town went dry in 1914) 

Content provided by William Palmer

William A. Palmer, Jr. Is the eleventh sworn chaplain of the West Point Volunteer Fire Dpartment., having served in that role from 2012 - 2022. An ordained clergyman in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he has been endorsed for chaplaincy by that denomination and is a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

Source: Palmer, W. (2014). Forged in Fire.