The Solon Fire Department was started in 1924 when the village purchased a Ford Model "T" Truck with 2 large chemical tanks, some hose, and a dozen or so buckets as equipment. The truck was kept in a 1 car garage added to the side of the old Solon garage on Bainbridge Road, which now houses H&H Towing. The garage was operated at that time by Edwin (Dusty) Rhoads who was the only firefighter.
In 1927, Clyde Knowles Sr. took over the operation of the Solon Garage. He became a 1 man fire department and the first Fire Chief when the volunteer department was organized in 1928.
On August 5, 1929, the village approved the purchase of a Model A Ford fire truck for the amount of $582. The equipment from the Model T was then installed on the Model A. The next improvement was to put a front mount pump on the Model A. The chemical tanks were removed and replaced with a water tank.
In 1939, the fire department was moved to the rear of old City Hall (now the Solon Center for the Arts) and was housed in a 2 bay garage that faced SOM Center Road. The department was moved to a new 3 bay station across the street in 1954. This facility was added on to and served as Station 2 until its demolition in 2007.