Development of Force
The first all night shifts of firemen were started on July 3, 1899, when an ordinance was passed fixing the force at a chief and eight men. Two of the Firemen were required to sleep at the fire station. In May 1900, the force was increase to seven men. A full time Fire Department was formed on January 12, 1911 and then on March 1, 1922 two platoons of Fire Fighters was established by an ordinance.