Organized in 1929
The Coralville Volunteer Fire Department was organized on December 2, 1929. It consisted of a Chief, an Assistant Chief, and 12 firefighters.
The first piece of apparatus was a used 2-wheeled hose cart and 1,000 feet of hose. An early City ordinance read, “The Fire Chief, at the time of the fire, may require any owner of any team of horses or automobile or any citizen to assist in hauling fire fighting apparatus to a fire.”