The St. Germain Fire Department was founded in 1969. They operated the first 2 years without a fire truck. In 1971 they received a donation of $500 from the Lions club. Not much is known about the first truck other than it was a Merrywood. The second pumper was a 1950 Ford Hale piston pump with a 500 gallon tank. The first NEW truck was purchased in 1978. An FMC corp. with a 1000 gallon tank and a 500 gpm pump. Over the years the department has continued to upgrade equipment and training. Much of which has been purchased thru fund raisers. Equipment continues to advance along with firefighter training. The next time you hear the term PROFESSIONAL firefighter, remember, your volunteers are also professional in their jobs.