New Dalton (MA) Fire Apparatus Dedicated to Late Firefighter

The granddaughter of the only Dalton firefighter to die in the line of duty said she knew he was happy with the way he went.

“He stepped off the firetruck, and he was happy because he died with his boots on,” said Barbara Wilson, 80, of her grandfather Arthur “Pop” Krum. “He loved being a fireman.”

Krum, who was 70 when he had a heart attack after fighting a High Street fire in 1949, was honored Sunday morning during the dedication of a new rescue pumper in his name.

And another firefighter, Dennis Tinker, was given a medal of valor for rescuing a woman in her sinking car after she crashed it into the Housatonic River last month.


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