Old Orchard Beach ~ 1907 Fire Society


1925 American LaFrance Fire Engine

Pictured at left is the catalyst for the organization of the Old Orchard Beach 1907 Fire Society.  It is a 1925 American LaFrance 1000gpm pumper.  It was originally purchased for the Town of Old Orchard Beach by Chief Theodore "Teddy" Mingo, it served as a front line piece until 1960 when Chief Louis Wharff replaced it with a 1960 pumper.  It is the first pumper that Retired Chief Thomas Smith drove when he was hired as a fulltime firefighter.




Make History!


The non-profit Old Orchard Beach 1907 Fire Society

must raise $15,000 this fall in order to purchase the 1925 American LaFrance pumper shown above.  This is a rare opportunity to bring a piece of Old Orchard Beach's history home, as this antique fire engine has recently become available on the market.  To contribute to the purchase of this engine, please consider a donation to the Old Orchard Beach 1907 Fire Society.  Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to the purchase of the 1925 American LaFrance pumper, and you will be a part of making history in Old Orchard Beach as we work together toward the expansion of a permanent fire museum.   Checks made payable to the 1907 Fire Society may be mailed to: 1907 Fire Society, P.O. Box 65, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064.

For more information telephone (207)934-5061 or email Arthur Guerin. 


Our Mission


Working towards the establishment of a permanent fire museum in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Having this facility as a learning center for fire safety and burns awareness for children and adults. The discovery and collection of materials related to our local fire service.  Providing for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility to all who wish to examine or study it. To advance the research and recording of the local fire service.  To promote the rebuilding and refurbishing of fire apparatus and equipment.  






Organized in October 2008, the Old Orchard Beach 1907 Fire Society is a nonprofit, tax exempt society whose purpose is to acquire, record and exhibit in the Fire Department Museum the antique fire apparatuses, equipment, artifacts and history of the Old Orchard Beach Fire Department, as well as teach and promote fire safety and prevention. 


For more information telephone (207)934-5061 or email Arthur Guerin.


Founding Members of the 1907 Fire Society: Arthur Guerin, Kim (Roy) Mclaughlin, Pamela (Guerin) Trempe, Jennifer (Murphy) Bradbury, Daniel Blaney, Gary Curtis, Charles Davis