It was 1901, 14 years after what is now known as the City of Durand was established, when the Durand Fire Department was first organized. 7 men, under the leadership of Durand's first fire Chief, W.R. Hopkins, were Durand's first firefighters. One of the original firefighters would later become the Department's third Chief.
Today, Nick Spaniola serves as Durand's 12th Fire Chief. He's been with the department since 1997.