Fred Dykstra

Document Type


Publication Date



Fred Dykstra served as chief of the Orange City Fire Department. He joined the department is 1964, but his family connections to the department are multi-generational; both his grandfather and father served as well. He recalls fires in the community and explains some of the equipment used.


The interview is split into 2 recordings; both are transcribed on the document. Note: The 2nd recording is 1:08, but the interview ends at 43:15.

Fred Dykstra 1.mp3 (69050 kB)
Fred Dykstra 2.mp3 (130510 kB)



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.