In 1908, The City Fathers of Headland saw a need for the organization of a volunteer fire brigade to protect the young town’s new businesses and citizens. This Department was all volunteer and truly the proverbial bucket brigade. The Fire department progressed through the twentieth century as did the town. With advances in technology there also came advances in fire equipment and the department evolved from a bucket brigade to firefighters in trucks and some of the familiar equipment, that with some upgrades, we still use today. With all these technological changes, the structure of the department remained unchanged, strictly volunteer. In 1998 Mayor Donnie Smith and the City Council saw the need for a change in this structure. This was the beginning of the current Headland Fire Rescue.