Our History

Click on a topic in the menu to the left to read more about our story, view images of historical documents, or to find out more about major fires all the way back to the 1800s.

The very first motorized fire engine purchased by Edgerton in 1921 is now restored and on display in the Hall of Flame museum in Arizona, along with Edgerton's original hand-drawn ladder wagon.  Click on the Hall of Flame link to go to their website to view photos of the engine.

One of the most memorable fires is the Carlton Hotel, which burned on September 9, 1991.  Watch the video below to see the fire and firefighting efforts.