1957 to 1971
After discussions of the Town of Menomonee possibly merging with the Village of Lannon, the Village of Menomonee Falls, or the City of Milwaukee, the was Town of Menomonee and Village of Menomonee Falls became the Village that we know today.
1959 Fire Districts
1960-Village Population is 18,276
There were 56 fire calls in the Village with losses reported at $17,695. With the three fire districts, Lannon responded to 13 of these incidents, Butler to 7 and Menomonee Falls to the remaining 36 reported fires.
Menomonee Falls also responded to 52 Rescue Squad calls. Any of these the required a patient to be transported to the hospital would have received a ride in a private ambulance.
It was in 1962 when the Fire Insurance Rating Bureau made a report based upon an inspection of October 1961. The rating of the village was dropped from a Class 6 to the "next poorer," Class 7. The recommendation was made that a full-time fire department be employed by the village, and the Department's two pumpers be replaced with larger, more modern equipment. It was also noted that 22.7% of the water hydrants inspected failed to yield a flow of water.
1967-Full-Time Fire Chief?
A special meeting of the Menomonee Falls Fire Department and village Board on January 10, 1967 discussed the future plans regarding the fire department. The issue of a full-time chief was discussed and it was mentioned money was in the budget for the position, so the go ahead was given. Applications were to be turned in by May 10, 1967. Every effort was to be made to hire from inside the Department and applications would be opened again in fall, after reevaluating the salary.