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History & Apparatus

Wellington Fire/EMS History

Records indicate the City of Wellington Fire Department began in 1880 and was called the Arcadia Hose Company. The city had a total of four fire stations, one in each of the four wards. When a fire was reported the first firefighter to reach the bell tower on City Hall ran the bell. The number of rings would indicate the number of the ward that was to respond. In 1895, the four fire stations were combined into one station, and was called the Wellington Fire Company.

The fire department later moved from City Hall to the 200 block of North Jefferson.  In 1969 the department took over EMS services from the funeral homes.  It was one of the first EMS services in the state to offer paramedic services.

In the year 2000 a new public safety center housing both police and Fire/EMS was constructed in the 200 block of North C Street.  At that time there were 15 full time firefighters, a fire marshal, fire chief  and a training officer.  The fire marshal and training officer positions were eventually eliminated and three additional firefighters were hired in 2015 to accommodate an increasing call volume.


Apparatus and Equipment

In addition to our apparatus the department has a hazardous materials trailer, trench/grain engulfment rescue trailer, decontamination/air cascade trailer, MERGE mass casualty trailer, inflatable rescue boat, hard bottom rescue boat, fire safety trailer and an ATV.


Apparatus Pictures


Engine 2013
Engine 2013
                                         

Engine 2012
Engine 2012



Rescue 2041
Rescue 2041


Quint 2011
Quint 2011


Brush 2031
Brush 2031


Tender 2022
Tender 2022

Brush 2032
Brush 2032

Medic 2061
Medic 2061

Medic 2062
Medic 2062

Medic 2063
Medic 2063

Squad 2054
Squad 2054

Squad 2051
Squad 2051

Chief 200
Chief 200



       
       
       
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