Vienna Volunteer Fire Department was chartered on June 21, 1937 and was incorporated December 15, 1954. The first mechanized firefighting equipment was a 1939 American LaFrance Chevrolet Pumper which was delivered new May 12, 1939 at a cost of $5,900 fully equipped. The newest piece of equipment is a 2012 Pierce Pumper/Rescue Truck purchased August 2012 at a cost of $447,768. I might point out that the 1939 was used by the Vienna Fire Dept for a number of years and was later sold to the St. Mary’s Fire Department. They later sold it to Union Carbide. Late Fire Chief James Thorn and some of the other members of the fire department traced the fire truck down and found it in some type of coal field south of Charleston, WV. They paid $1 for the truck and literally brought it back to Vienna in pieces. They worked many long hours restoring that vehicle back to its original condition and it is proudly on display at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.