1930 to 1946

1930-Village Population is 1,291

Big Changes for 1930!

A new Municipal Building was under construction on the site of the original fire station. This would soon bring all the Village services under one roof; with the Police, Fire and Public Works Departments on the first floor and the Library and Council Chambers on the second floor. The fire department awaited the delivery of its second Seagrave pumper.

Additional views of 1930 Municipal Building blueprints:

Municipal Building-North Elevation

Station 1 Blueprint-East
Station 1 Dedication Program Cover

A New Home

The Menomonee Falls Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 held it's first meeting in the new Municipal Building Council Chambers in May of 1930 and would be Company No. 1's home for another 85 years.

The new Municipal Building was formally dedicated on June 3, 1930.

The planners apparently had grand plans as the building was labeled "City Hall",

Station 1 New


In 1935 the village Board decided to have the streets named and marked along with every house in the village numbered. As the population grew in the 1960s, a new and more accurate address system was again instituted, benefiting the fire department and the citizens.

1940-Village Population is 1,469

WWII Years

During the WWII years, air raid duty became another community activity as part of the company's war effort. Fire prevention talks, which had been given at the schools, now became a community effort to advise the citizens of the dangers of hoarding gasoline and storing it inside buildings.

During WWII, Company No 1 purchased a $500 Defense Bond and voted to purchase a $25 Bond each month thereafter for the duration of the war. The attendance prize at the monthly meetings would now be war stamps. Donations for salvage drives would be underwritten and cash payments given to the person bringing in the most salvage.


In 1941 there was only one call in the village, with no fire loss. 1942 and 1943 were also good years in terms of little or no fire losses. 1945 was another quiet year with little or no activity, but that was to come to pass with the ending of the war and the postwar flight to the suburbs.

Like many other towns and villages, an Honor Roll with the names of those in military service was prominently posted in front of the Municipal Building.

WW II Honor Roll