The Crandall Fire Department was formed in 1954 with a few dedicated men and a used 1949 Ahrens-Fox fire engine purchased from the Dallas Fire Department. Whenever an alarm was received, someone had to run to the old fire station (Quonset hut located at Main and Gleason) and set off the civil defense siren and hope there was someone within earshot of the siren to answer the emergency!
For 49 years the fire department operated out of the fire station located at Main and Gleason streets. The first engine ever purchased by the City was a 1979 Ford Two-man cab engine. It had a 5-speed manual transmission and a 500 gallon water tank. We currently run 1 engine, 2 grass trucks, and a recue truck out of our current station on May Street.
Starting in October of 2014 the Kauman County Emergency Service District #7 funded the Crandall Fire Department to staff two certified Firefighter-EMT Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm to help answer emergency calls due to the dwindling numbers of volunteers.