Robbinsdale Fire Department

Robbinsdale Fire Department, located in Hennepin County including the areas of Crystal Lake, Graeser Park, Grimes Pond, Hollingsworth Park, Kelly Park, Lakeview Terrance Park, Lee Park, North Rice Pound, Oakdale, Parkview, Sochacki Park, South Halifax Park, Sunset Park & Twin Lake.

Robbinsdale Fire Department began in 1894 as a bucket brigade, under the supervision of J.J. Coulter, the first fire chief of Robbinsdale. At that time, fire fighting equipment consisted of a two-wheeled, horse-drawn cart equipped with ladders, pails and axes. The village had no water system so fires had to be put out with water pumped from nearby cisterns and was mixed with soda. The first fire department was disbanded, and in August of 1909, three men were appointed by the village council and three by the Robbinsdale Commercial Club to organize a fire department. This was done and at the next council meeting, the department was formally recognized as the Robbinsdale Volunteer Fire Department. Under Chief H. W. Roger’s direction, this newly incorporated department had 30 members. The next year, 1910, the first benefit, an ice cream social was held. Profit from the event was $2.40.

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