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Welcome to the Aberdeen Fire Department website. We have included this page as a brief overview of the first hundred years of service to our citizens. Thank you to former Fire Chief Dave Carlberg for his contributions to this review. Enjoy!
All photos courtesy of Jones Photo Historical Collection. To view more images from their wonderful library we encourage you to visit their site.
The next ten years will undoubtedly bring even more increased demands on the Fire Department to provide additional services.
As the City grew, increased hazards required more specialized and up-to-date equipment.
It had its beginning in October of 1890 with the consolidation of the Pioneer and Wishkah Hose Companies and the Relief Hook and Ladder Company into the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department.
In the 1980s the adoption of a structured incident management system allowed for even more efficiency in command and control.
The first professionalized fire department was organized and created 100 years ago this month by the Aberdeen city council on January 16th, 1908.