The Meeker Fire Department is a very crucial business and has been with the town for almost it's whole life. The Meeker Fire Department is likely the only reason most of the main street buildings still stand, as they worked tirelessly to stop the 1911 fire of the Hugus Building. The town of Meeker is forever indebted to the Fire Department! Below you can see the founding of the department as well as some of the most notable fires they've dealt with and what the department is like today.
The Meeker Fire Department has been in Meeker since the town was founded in 1885. The most notable time the Fire Department helped stop a fire was only a few decades after Meeker was founded. In 1911 the Hugus Building on Main Street in Meeker suffered a huge fire, causing the whole thing to be burned down. The firemen had to work all night just to make sure the fire wouldn't spread to the local shops around the building. Luckily, only the Hugus Building was damaged, and the town quickly rebuilt the whole structure to what we know of today. The fire department has also assisted in local wildfires and has done a tremendous job in helping keep the town of both Meeker and Rangley safe during wildfire season. In 2020 there were many wildfires in the surrounding areas and one just east of Meeker, which the fire department was able to keep under control and get out.
Today the Meeker Fire Department is at the corner of 7th and Main. The fire department is a great help to the citizens of Meeker and Rangley especially during the wildfire session and helping keep the damage to a minimum. Both towns greatly appreciate them and all the hard work they do to keep everyone safe. Take a look at what the fire department used to look like here!