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Fire trucks from as far as Maryland were on display at Callao’s fire muster.

Callao hosts first fire muster

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

Tommy Lewis and Chris Neale of the Kinsale and Callao volunteer fire departments like old fire trucks and have traveled together to “musters” held in other regions. Saturday, they had the first such muster in the Northern Neck. “We started working on it last winter,’” Neale said. By Saturday, it had paid off with 30 fire trucks coming from as far away as Pocomoke City, Md. for visitors to the

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    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:02 am

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    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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