On Saturday January 12,1889 the town council, concerned about the fire safety in the borough of Lansdale started the “LANSDALE HOSE AND STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY No. 1”. On April 26 1889 a group of citizens who had become impatient with the slow progress of the town council formed a rival group called “HOOK & LADDER COMPANY No 2” which would be soon named “FAIRMOUNT HOOK & LADDER, and FIRE Engine CO. No 1 of LANSDALE. The Steever property was purchased in June of 1889 located at Courtland and Montgomery Ave., this would become the home of the fire co. The fire co. has since moved to several locations in the boro. At the turn of the century the fire co. purchased a piece of property at Susquehanna and Courtland Streets where the fire co. stayed until 1980 when it moved to its present location of Susquehanna and Vine. After a conflict between the two rival fire companies the town council disbanded the Lansdale Fire Co. and turned all equipment over to the Fairmount Fire Co. which would become the official Boro fire co. The first Fairmount Fire Co. ladies auxiliary was formed on November 12,1920. The Fairmount Fire Co. ambulance service began in 1926. In March of 1927. Borough Council voted to grant the Fairmount Fire Co. a 1/2 Mill fire tax for use in the operation of the fire company. Today the fire company receives a 3 mill fire tax for the operation of the fire department. For a complete 279 page soft bound history book with action photos click on History Book for ordering information.etc etc etc