Eitzen Fire Department 2019
A Quick History
The fire department is organized on July 6th, 1908. The officers elected are: H. H. Fruechte, President; August Wiemerslage, Vice-President; F. H. Deters, Secretary; F. F. Deters, Treasurer; and Henry Staggemeyer, August Guhl, L. H. Deters, Directors.
1928: Louis Meyer hitches the Eitzen fire engine to his new four cylinder Chevrolet truck and tows the machine to the L.H. Kruse farm fire, ending the horse-drawn era.
1946: A Ford V-8 fire truck is purchased by the Eitzen Fire Company, and a new fire station is built.
1963: The fire department builds a new fire station.