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History - Relief Association

Written by Lee Ryan

The Oaklyn Firemen's Relief Association was organized on May 11, 1907 and incorporated on May 22, 1907. According to the 1908 By-Laws of this organizations published in 1908, β€œThe object of this association shall be to establish, provide for and maintain a fund for the relief, support and burial of indigent firemen – members of this association – and of their families, and members of the families of such as may be injured or killed while doing public fire duty, or may become indigent, or be disabled, or may die, as a result of doing such duty, or may be prevented by such injury, or by sickness arising from their doing such duty, from attending to their usual occupation or calling.”