In 1904, this was the Pembina Fire Department...
Water Supply—Source, Red River; system, pump to reservoir.; capacity of reservoir, 60,000 gals.; works belong to city; J. M. Chisholm, mayor.
PEMBINA, pop. 929; fire area, 300 acres; mercantile bldgs., wood, 2 stories; private, wood, 2 and 3 stories; wooden roofs permitted; fireworks ordinance; fires investigated. Fire dept - 1 steamer, 50 c. ex., 1 aerial h. & 1 truck, 1 hose carriage, 1 hose wagon; hose, rubber, good 1,500 ft; fire alarm, bell; value of dept. equipment, $4,500; value of bldgs., $500; annual expenses, $750; total members, 20 - paid full time 1, volunteers 19; H. Miller, chief; underwriters' rating, third class.
The Insurance year book: Fire and marine, Volume 32 (1904)