Visitors to the Santa Clara Fire Museum will see documents from the 19th century, including the original Fire Department Constitution. Learn how fire protection was organized in the town's early years, how equipment was acquired, and who were these early citizens who stepped forward to serve their community.
The Volunteer Spirit
Volunteer firefighters have always been dedicated to their duty and to their community. The early fire department organization consisted of six companies, each formed to protect a specific area in town. View historic documents to learn how these companies were founded, and how they ultimately merged to form one single volunteer fire department.