Fire Prevention Week Founded in 1909 with two hose trucks and a single hook-and-ladder truck, the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department celebrates its 110th anniversary this year. Today, the department can boast of four quick attack grass fire trucks, three pumper trucks, a rescue equipment vehicle, a rope rescue tailer and two Emergency Medical Service ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!