You might think I’m about to talk about the tragic New year’s Eve of 2011, when arson ignited a roaring blaze in a section of the long-closed Westclox factory – a fire that continued to smolder for several weeks. Well, you’re wrong. I want to go back more than a century before that fateful night! Western Clock Company, a.k.a. Westclox, organized its own fire department in 1909, to act as a first-line of defense in the event of an accidental fire within the factory complex.