Over the years, I have written a few “I Love Creston” articles on Creston Fire Rescue. I wrote one of my first articles about the service in October 2015 (it was my 69th article). Now, I am writing my 119th article, and I would like to update you with the changes and many improvements we have seen with this very important service!
Did you know that the Creston Fire Department is over 100 years old? The Village of Creston established, by a motion of committee, to form a Fire Department on February 21, 1899. A motion was also made to appoint Mr. Joseph Wilson as the first Fire Chief of the department, and a proposed list of 29 names of volunteers was also suggested. 102 years later, there has been a lot of change to the Fire Service but the level of dedication of our Creston Fire Rescue volunteers has remained strong. Currently in the process of being updated, the history of the Creston Fire Department is chronicled on our website – www.creston.ca/2192/Our-History.