Saving the Belfair Fire Department


September 28, 2023

Courtesy of Mason County Historical Museum

Belfair firemen paint the Quonset hut that served as the fire hall in 1947.

On Dec. 5, 1948, The Hood Canal News asked its readers, "Can Belfair afford to lose its volunteer fire department? While the work and services of the department are well known by virtually every resident of the Belfair area, there are many who will be surprised to learn that the Belfair Fire Department is BROKE and may have to be discontinued unless citizens rally round with funds and aid necessary to continue the much-needed fire department."

The local fire department was funded by community donations, but had not actively solicited money for quite some time. According to the article, th...

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