In 1917 the fire department received money to purchase a motorized piece of fire apparatus. It bought a Federal cab and chassis for the price of $1,885 and they bought a fire truck body for $1,350. On this piece of equipment was a 35-gallon chemical tank, a couple of small fire extinguishers, some hose and some small hand tools.
In June of 1923 the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Department was formally organized. The sum of $1,300 was appropriated to pay the men for their services through the year.