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New Albin Fire Department

New Albin Firehouse - photo by Errin Wilker, April 2007
New Albin Fire House
~photo of the firehouse taken by Errin Wilker, April 2007


New Albin V.F.W. Post Honors New Albin Fire Department

L-R: Post Commander Karl Krzbietke, Fire Chief Bob Dresselhaus, and Adjutant Glenn Meyer

V.F.W. Post 5603 of New Albin recently presented a special citation to the New Albin Volunteer Fire Department. The members serve the surrounding rural area and also the small town of Reno, MN. The firemen also provide the fire district with ambulance service. This has been in effect since 1950. The men are trained to use different life support systems and C.F.R. The ambulance is maintained by donations, as the men do not charge for their services. The V.F.W. has many members on this department. V.F.W. Post 5603 salutes this fine organization.

New Albin Fire Chiefs
New Albin Fire Chiefs
Pictured are men who have been fire chiefs in New Albin over the years. 
L-R: Bob Dresselhaus (current chief as of 1978), Glenn Meyer, Connie Mauss, Floyd Pottratz, Pete Hartley,
Elmer Middendorf and Bernard Mauss.

Fire Board Members
New Albin Fire Board

Cleon Sires, left, Ray Zoll, center, and Roy Renk, right, were among New Albin men who took in the fish fry Friday night. 

Zoll and Renk are on the rural fire board which recently purchased a new truck for $22,000 from the Fisco Corporation of Rochester, Minnesota.

Senior Citizen Firemen
New Albin Senior Citizen Firemen

Paul Meyer, left, Frank Weymiller, center, and Elmer Middendorf, right, were the oldest veterans of the New Albin Fire Department who enjoyed a social hour and fish fry last week.

~Allamakee Journal, 1978 issues
~contributed by Errin Wilker


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