Winter of 1905 - 1906
The Beginning of Mckinley Fire COmpany
1907 - 1908
FIrst Station and Appartus
A building committee was appointed on November 9, 1907. This committee selected two lots on Ogontz Avenue (now Cadwalader) for the site of the new building. The price of the lots was $500, and the building was completed for $1343. The first meeting was held on February 27, 1908.
In 1907 a contract was signed with the Combination Ladder Co. of Providence, R.I., for a hand or horse-drawn wagon for $707, and in March of 1908, it was formally housed in the newly completed firehouse. Fifteen fire companies and 750 men took part in the parade and housing ceremonies. The new wagon rolled to its first fire on April 21, 1908.
1911 - 1914
1916 - 1918
In March of 1916 a committee was appointed to draft plans for a new fire house, and the building was completed in 1918 for $3,642 on Cadwalader Avenue. In 1950, because of new and larger apparatus, it was decided that a new building would be required. It was built at the corner of Cadwalader and Jenkintown Rd. and was dedicated in 1954.
2005 - Present
During 2005 many improvements, both inside and outside the building took place, and that work continues today. Currently, McKinley Fire Company is in good order: the physical plant is in excellent condition and is well maintained, there is an ambitious training program for new fire fighters, apparatus is in excellent condition, and records are well kept.
The fire fighters are hardworking and dedicated, and the administration is devoted to maintaining a first class fire company.