Chamber Celebrates the Stillwater Fire Department’s 150 Year Anniversary
Stillwater, MN. The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce celebrated the local Stillwater MN Fire Department 150 year Anniversary, with a ribbon cutting - or ”water hose uncoupling” ceremony on June 3rd, 2022. The event took place at 250 Maryknoll Drive North, Stillwater, MN. Fire Chief Glaser along with current and former firefighters, their family, friends, community members, City Officials, Senator Housley, and Greater Stillwater Chamber ambassadors and staff were there to join in the celebration.
In June of 1872 the 1st meeting of Stillwater Steam Engine Company #1 was called and 92 people registered to be members of the department. “Never underestimate what a group of concerned citizens can make happen,” said Chief Stuart Glaser, addressing the crowd at the ceremony on Friday, June 3.
“The department was designed to protect the community from hazards of fire - we do a whole lot more now than just put out fires,” He continued. They have responded to 940 calls so far this year and they feel an outpouring of support from the community for all that they have done.
Mayor Ted Kozlowski shared a personal story about the department showing up in record time years ago, and also shared with the crowd how humbled he is by the closeness and sense of family that you see in this department.
To celebrate this wonderful milestone, Chief Glaser had retired Stillwater fire department members on one side of the hose which they had autographed, and current staff on the other side - also autographed and as they counted down and flashed the pictures, the fire hose was uncoupled, honoring their 150 years of service to this community.
Photo credit: Fire Chief Stuart Glaser, along with current and former firefighters, their family, and many grateful community members gathered together to cut the ribbon at the Chamber Ceremony to honor 150 years on June 3, 2022. Photo courtesy of Greg Schulz and Pictures over Stillwater.
Stillwater Fire Department
250 Maryknoll Drive North
Stillwater, MN 55082