A Velie ""auto fire truck"" was purchased in 1915 at the cost of $4,000. Chief Ed Gusoskey rented a home across the street from the fire station. Gusoskey was on call 24 hours a day. He was assisted by his son and other volunteers, who were rewarded for their help with breakfast at the French Kitchen restaurant. Chief Gusoskey also was responsible for all the mechanic work on the fire truck, even though he was not paid for this duty.