|July 20 ,1969|
|By Chief Carey McIntosh|
|July 20, 2019|
50 years ago today, while the rest of America was celebrating the moon landing, the Lisbon Community was mourning the loss of two brave young firefighters. Engine 43 was responding to a 3 alarm barn fire at the Welling Farm on Old Frederick Road.
(Three firefighters riding the back step of E-43 were seriously injured, including Firefighter William "Buddy" Brightwell. Firefighter Brightwell died as a result of his injuries ,nearly 3 years later, on July 8,1972.)