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Date: 1947-02-14 

Description: The aftermath of a blazing fire involving five railroad cars of building materials at the F.L. Chase Lumber Company's main building in DeForest.

Photograph

Water Barrel Fights

Date: 1984-07 

Description: Water barrel fight: two groups with dueling hoses suspend a barrel in air. Children and adults look on with excitment.

Date: 1959-01-17 

Description: Burned hangers and shredded clothing hang on four clothing display racks inside the remains of the Robert Hall store after a fire. Three fire fighters are...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: View over parked cars towards a fire ladder truck parked in the street. A police officer is climbing the ladder of the fire truck. On the left behind anoth...

Date: 1858 

Description: A fire fighter stands over a fire as he trains his hose on the flames. This depicts the close proximity to the fire fire fighters were required to work be...

Date: 1960-03-21 

Description: Firemen douse smoldering ruins of the Old Nora General Store on Highway 12-18 at BN and Nora Road in the Town of Cottage Grove.

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: View over parked cars towards a fire ladder truck parked in the street. A police officer is climbing the ladder of the fire truck. Behind the fire truck is...

Date: 1948-11-28 

Description: Fireman Orrin Zebarth is shown at the foot of the narrow, steep front stairs which occupants were forced to use when flames cut off escape routes at the re...

Date: 1947-09-20 

Description: Fire Chief Edward J. Page is broadcasting instructions to an aerial truck using new mobile radio equipment with driver, Fireman Frank McMahon. The mobile r...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Young men on a championship hose team wear uniforms while pulling a cart along a road.

Date: 1945-07-29 

Description: Madison fire fighters load Red Cross boxes to send overseas. Each box contained 36 knit bags made and filled by volunteers, each bag contained a pencil, st...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Fire fighters on the ground spraying water from a fire hose.

Date: 1944-06-06 

Description: Fire fighter demonstrating the procedure to give artificial respiration.

Photograph

Beating the Bug

Date: 1968-12-13 

Description: A firefighter gets a flu shot made available to city workers in the lobby of the municipal building to avoid contracting the Hong Kong flu.

Date: 1960-08-10 

Description: Madison firemen from Station No. 3 at 1217 Williamson Street, along with their wives, took 32 handicapped children to the Braves-Los Angeles baseball game...

Date: 1927-11-10 

Description: Several men stand around an International truck with pump(?) while others operate fire hoses on the shore of a body of water.

Date: 1910 

Description: A fire fighting crew battling the Big Falls Forest Fire.

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:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of John Murphy, the world hose coupling champion.

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: William Thomas Fish, who served as Madison's fire chief, 1867-1868. Although posed for a formal studio portrait, Fish is wearing his uniform and hat and h...

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