Founded in 1866, a year after the American Civil War ended, the Cedarburg Fire Department was organized and founded by a group of Cedarburg pioneers in the fall of 1866. The roster at that time was comprised of 31 members.
Since 1866 the Cedarburg Fire Department has driven by dedicated volunteers.
Cedarburg Fire Department Founded
First Chief – Fred Schatz
First elections are held with Freidrich Schatz being elected to Fire Chief
2nd Fire Chief
Edward Langheinrich became the second Chief of the Cedarburg Fire Department.
3rd Fire Chief
E.G. Wurthmann was elected as the third Chief of the Cedarburg Fire Department
4th Fire Chief
Ernst Schneider became the fourth Chief of the Cedarburg Fire Department in May of 1914. With his election to Chief the department would start the process of changing into what it is today. One of the first changes made was that Chief Schneider would give a report of any fire call that had been received during the previous month at the monthly business meeting.
5th Fire Chief
William Ritter is elected Fire Chief
6th Fire Chief
William Anderson is elected Fire Chief
7th Fire Chief
Wayne Fischer is elected Fire Chief
8th Fire Chief
Richard Horneck is elected Fire Chief
9th Fire Chief
Richard Van Dinter is elected Fire Chief