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Date: 1917 

Description: A large crowd of men and boys gathers around an International fire truck parked in street.

Date: 1917 

Description: A group of distinguished men in hats stand around an International fire truck.

Date: 1950-07-04 

Description: Firemen add a little horseplay to their water fight competition.

Date: 1957-05-07 

Description: Fire hazards are pointed out in a model house by Battalion Chief Edward McCabe for Cub Scouts of Pack 566 at Manitoba School. The ten-year-old boy scouts p...

Date: 1887-05-19 

Description: Firefighters stand with steam fire engine in front of fire station at National Soldiers Home.

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Description: Three men in a horse-drawn fire engine races down a downtown street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Well jetting equipment with three hose lines extinguishing forest fires.

Date: 1948-08-10 

Description: Close-up of Fireman John Hoffman at the wheel of a 1929 pumper truck which is going to be "retired".

Date: 1949-09-30 

Description: Shorewood Hills fire chief Chris Bertelsen receives the first official dial call on Madison's new 100 percent dial phone service.

Historical Essay

Madison Fire Company Banner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Madison Fire Company No. 2 silk banner, 1857. (Museum object #1951.288)

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: A poster or signboard titled "The Right Spirit" depicting five examples of International Harvester employees engaging in recreational and voluntary activit...

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Description: A view of Milwaukee Central Fire Station, with fire fighters posed in front of the building and around a fire engine.

Date: 1958-06-10 

Description: Police and spectators watch as firemen battle a blaze at Brandes Heating Co., 2046 Winnebago Street.

Photograph

Fighting the Fire

Date: 1959-09-19 

Description: Fire fighter stands with his back to the camera as he points the hose to the flames.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Chief Thomas A. Clancy of the Milwaukee, Wis. Fire Department, with others, posed in an open touring car, as though for a parade.

Photograph

Fire Ruins

Date:  

Description: Aftermath of winter fire.

Date: 2013-08 

Description: La Crosse Fire Chief Greg Cleveland, standing along 2nd Street, at the Oktoberfest Parade. He is wearing his dress uniform and sunglasses. On the sidewalk,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from across street towards fire engines parked in front of Haack's Bicycles at 1250 East Washington Avenue. Firefighters are on the roof. The...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire fighters spraying hoses upwards towards a building amid smoke. On the right are two men aiming water with a tall pump on wheels.

Photograph

Burning Building

Date: 1944-10-17 

Description: Smoke billows out of the roof of a burning building. Fire fighters climb on ladders on the side of the building and water hoses snake along the ground.

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