Robert Drummond was a life member of Manoa Fire Company, who joined the Company as soon as he reached the age for membership. He assisted with the construction of the 1941 Dodge Fire Truck while working as a professional firefighter at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. With the outbreak of World War II Bob joined the Army Air Corps and was a Crew Chief with the 8th Air Force and was stationed in England.
After the war, he returned home and joined his father and brother in building the Drummond Scientific Company, which is now located in Broomall, Pa.. Bob held many positions with the fire company and served several terms as Deputy Chief which was the second highest position in the company. Bob was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and attended many training programs with that organization. In later years Bob would continue to stop at the station to see what was going on and ask about new apparatus and as it was delivered would take numerous photographs of the apparatus. The last vehicle he photographed was the 2006 E-one Rescue Truck. That truck is dedicated to Bob’s memory.
Bob and his wife Catherine (Cass) Drummond raised a large family and stressed the importance of education. The Robert Drummond Scholarship was established to assist Manoa Fire Company members and their children in furthering their education.