Department History

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The History of the Greensboro Fire Department

The Greensboro Fire Department was first organized in 1884 with the Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1 (also known as the General Greene), located at 108 West Gaston St. (now W. Friendly Ave.). During this time, the department was a volunteer organization as are some many departments in smaller communities surrounding the City of Greensboro today.

But in 1926, in response to a rapidly growing city and resource management concerns, the Greensboro Fire Department became an "all paid" department.