The Highland (or the Ward Seven) Fire Station is at 1034 Hampden Street. This is known as Holyoke Fire Station number 3. It existed from 1884 to 1969. They had a steamer, hose wagon, and chemical engine.
They had a company called the Steamer Company number 3 from at least 1886 on. They used a LaFrance Steam Engine.
They also had a Metropolitan steam fire engine using three horses.
The Hook and Ladder Company number 3 was also here. From 1887 to 1903 this hook and ladder truck reached to 40 feet. In 1905 they used a Leverich Hook and Ladder (45 feet).
They had two hose companies: Hose Company number 3-A using a Knox combination hose and chemical auto and then Hose Company number 3-B an auto hose truck.
In 1919, they had Pump 3 and Truck 3.
In 1938 a new drill tower was added to the station.
Sanborn map analysis:
Sanborn 1895 map – the 1884 and 1889 maps show nothing
- first class Amoskeag steamer
- motor combination wagon and hose
- 40 gallon chemical tank
- reserve horse drawn hose wagon
- hook and ladder truck
Sanborn 1949 map shows a greatly expanded station