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New GHS book: Granville Firefighters

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The GHS is proud to announce the publication of a new book, Granville Firefighters: The Story of a Community Institution by B. Kevin Bennett.  This is the seventh book in our popular Pocket History series. You can order it online now by clicking here. It will also be available for sale in the GHS museum (open for the winter on Thursdays).


From a 19th-century team of loosely organized volunteers responding to the village bell to today’s highly trained professionals, the firefighters of Granville have been keeping the Village and Township safe for two centuries.

In this thoroughly researched volume, B. Kevin Bennett recounts the history of firefighting in Granville, including the story of the most famous fires (the 1927 Broadway fire and the 1982 Opera House fire), the Department’s relationship with Denison University, and the way that the organization and infrastructure of Granville’s emergency services have changed and adapted over the years.

The publication of this volume was made possible by a generous gift from the Granville Foundation.

This book will soon be available as an e-book for Kindle and other devices as well.