My F.D. had it's Centennial back in 1997. Since then I've been to several Centennial celebrations for surrounding F.D's. I was surprised to find out that some area F.D's are only 50 years old or so, some are even younger! Just curious how old everyone else's F.D's are. I'm sure there's some Departments on the east coast that are getting close to their Bi-centennial.
our dept in DeSoto, Mo is 205 yrs old. our oldest piece of equipment is a hand drawn cart with wooden ladders, leather buckets and a axe is from 1893. it was made by the local blacksmith shop, that later on around the 1930's became our original station 1
Mason FD was established in 1954 making us 54 years old. We have a neighboring department that celebrated its 1st this year. Their fire protection was provided by a neighboring town until last year. Now they have their own department.