A Pictorial History of the
LAKE VIEW VOLUNTEER
FIRE ASSOCIATION
Copyright 1999-2014
Page 1

Some of the People who made Outstanding Contributions to the Success of LVVFA

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BPrentiss
Through the help of Bill Prentiss (above), American Car & Foundry Co. donated 2 40-gallon soda and acid tanks mounted on a hand-drawn cart which became the first piece of equipment used by the Lake View Volunteer Fire Association.

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Read article from Hamburg Paper 8/29 about LV Drill Team

Ed Mayer (below), fondly remembered as the "Father of the Drill Team" formed the group in 1926 and won 1st prize at the July 4th parade in Hamburg that year.  Under his leadership which spanned 20 years, the Team became one of the most outstanding units in Western NY.
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Lake View Drill Team (left) led by Ed Mayer performing in Falconer, NY

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Henry F. Brudo, First Assistant Chief - George W. Spittler, First Chief (from 1924 to 1947) - and Howard F. Welsted  (1927)

John Dietrich (below) is remembered for his handshakes and smile every time he would see you and his devoted work done quietly and efficiently, always ready to lend a helping hand to his community.

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Charles A. Spittler
, Sr
., (right) son of the First Chief George W. Spittler, had the honor of driving the first commercially built fire truck used by the Association, the 1926 American LaFrance Pumper, off the train when it arrived in town in 1927.   He was honored in 1998 for his 71 years of service.  Upon his death in 1999, the same pumper was used in his funeral procession.  


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William Meyn

First President

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CASpittler

Read about LVFA
Hall of Fame of which John Murjahn and George Spittler were the 1st members.

John Sullivan (below) known as "Mr. Fire Prevention" was a member of the Association for over 30 years and received innumerable awards for his outstanding service.
JSullivan


James "Ziggy" Ziegelhofer
(below) was instrumental in the formation of a separate  fire dispatch office dedicated to fire and first aid.  As Senior Public Safety Officer he initiated the Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) which allows dispatchers to provide valuable life saving instructions over the phone until EMS personnel arrive on location.

Lake View Fire Association Band (below)
band
formed by Herb Potter in 1925; performed through 1931

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