Giddings Times & News
Lee County Firefighters
Saluting the Giddings, Lexington, Lincoln, South Lee County, Dime Box, Fedor,
Tanglewood, Blue, and Post Oak volunteer firemen for risking their lives day and night
to fight to protect and save the property and lives of our citizens.
Honoring the courage and sacrifice
of the men, women,
and families of the
Lee County Volunteer Fire Departments
This Edition made possible by our local and area business and professional firms.
Edition made possible
by area VFD supporters
This special Lee County Volunteer
Firefighters Keepsake Edition salutes the
nine VFD’s who risk their lives day and
night to protect the property and lives of
of our citizens.
The edition is made possible by the
support of 85 local and area business
and professional firms who salute and
honor the dedication of these men and
Inside this special edition are pictures
of the members of the Lee County fire
departments, along with photos, stories
and other information about each one.
In early days of GVFD,
1897 courthouse fire
battled with hand pumper
The Giddings Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment was organized several years previ-
ous to the fire that destroyed the original
Lee County Courthouse.
And firemen didn’t have to go far with
their limited equipment to reach the
scene of the blaze because the first fire
station was located on the northwest
corner of the courthouse square.
It was late one afternoon in November
1897 just as the courthouse was closing
for the day when the fire broke out.
With not enough water pressure to
reach the top-most portion of the tallSee GVFD, page 20 See KEEPSAKE, page 7