Chief: E.C. Mills
Hose Company 1
Hose Company 2
Hose Company 3
Hook & Ladder
May 2, 1911 – Ferndale Enterprise
No longer will the members of the Ferndale Fire Department maintain their organization on the same lines as in the past. They ask for an expense allowance from the town, and unless their request is granted, the Department will disband. From the time of its organization the Fire Department has depended on its own resources. The Chief has been paid a salary, also the secretary, and the money for this and other purposes has been obtained at the annual celebration on May day, when an admission fee was charged to different amusement features. The firemen have received help from many public spirited citizens and property owners of the town, how have bought tickets, which assistance has been appreciated by the Firemen. The Firemen feel that conditions have now reached a stage when a change is necessary. The support they are receiving is not what they have a right to expect. The feel that if everybody owning property in Ferndale do not feel sufficiently interested to contribute for its protection they should not be expected to donate their services, be and scheme to keep their organization intact. They cite instances of men owning thousands of dollars worth of property here who refuse to buy a ticket, costing one dollar, to their annual dance. This lack of interest has become contagious, and the Firemen say “If the people don’t want a Fire Department we’ll disband.”
May 5, 1911 – Ferndale Enterprise
That the Ferndale Fire Department will receive support from the town is assured. This was learned Tuesday evening, when a committee of Firemen appeared before the Town Trustees and presented their request for financial aid, also notifying the Board of the action taken in voting to disorganize unless their expenses were paid out of the town funds.
June 9, 1911 – Ferndale Enterprise
The Ferndale Fire Department was granted an allowance of $200 per year for maintenance of the apparatus and running expenses. This was promised at the meeting a month ago and means that the Ferndale Fire Department is now placed on a business basis instead of being forced to beg for its existence.