Department History

  1. 1920s
  2. 1930s
  3. 1940s
  4. 1950s
  5. 1960s
  6. 1970s
  7. 1980s
  8. 1990s
  9. 2000s
  10. Department Chiefs

Prior to 1941, The Hialeah Fire Department was a Volunteer Fire Department.

January 8, 1925

J.L. Quimby was appointed the First Fire Chief of the Hialeah Fire Department.

Chief J.L. Quimby purchased the Department's first fire engine, which was a 1925 LaFrance Brockway Torpedo Pumper.


The fire department purchased an additional pumper, a 1923 American LaFrance Pumper.

A fire alarm system was installed in the city. The system consisted of 34 pull boxes and the control equipment, which was housed in the Municipal Building Fire Station. The pull boxes were located on almost every block.

Roy Ewing was in charge of the fire alarm system installation project.