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Date: 1946-01-22 

Description: Fire fighters taking five different driving safety tests administered by Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Safety Department employees in Fire Station #1, 18 South W...

Date: 1958-10-01 

Description: Milwaukee County Stadium on the day of the first game of the 1958 World Series, between the Milwaukee Braves and the New York Yankees. Fire fighters and po...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: View over parked cars of a fire ladder truck parked across a busy street near several storefronts. A crowd of people stand in the street, including several...

Date: 1995 

Description: Front cover of a brochure advertising International fire trucks, ambulances, and emergency rescue vehicles. Features an illustration of fire fighters wash...

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Madison's old Central Fire Station (1881-1904), 10 South Webster Street, with Police Station on the left. Probably photographed at the turn of the century...


Derailed Railcars

Date: 1997-09-22 

Description: "First assistant fire chief Chuck Trauba and fireman, Dale Krueger, surveyed the damage along the tracks with an overturned railcar as a backdrop."

Date: 1948-06-16 

Description: Several members of Local 311, Madison Firemen's union, are posed around Dick Lerwick, whom the union is sponsoring in the 1948 Soap Box Derby. Kneeling Ed...

Date: 1960-01-14 

Description: Madison Fire Chief Edward Page, center, presents a plaque from the International Fire Chiefs Association to Maple Bluff's volunteer fire department for ach...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: View from sidewalk of a fire ladder truck parked across the street near storefronts. In the left foreground an African American man is watching as fire fig...


Fire Company

Date: 1903 

Description: Group portrait of the Madison Fire Department, consisting of 17 individual oval portraits and the station on Webster Street.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon in front of several brick buildings, including the Capitol Publishing building, near the water tower. The man driving the wagon may...


Ann Emery Hall Fire

Date: 1949-10-25 

Description: Firemen carry a hose up an extension ladder during a fire at Ann Emery Hall, 263-71 Langdon Street.

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: A firetruck with its hose hanging into the water is surrounded by debris and other wreckage left from a tornado.

Date: 1950-06-15 

Description: Six firefighters are shown at First Assistant Fire Chief Leonard Sime's retirement party inside the Central Fire Station, 18 South Webster Street. Lieuten...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A group of soldiers look on as a group of Russian firefighters are attempting to extinguish a fire in a building possibly used by the Allied forces in Arch...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Three men, Henry Dietrich, Frank Eckstein and Peter Bausch, are posing with the fire truck they built. They took the truck to Dubuque to have the bright wo...


Fire Fighting Crew

Date: 1912 

Description: A wagon load of fire fighters is setting out or returning from the forest. The wagon has wooden wheels and is pulled by two horses. Only one of the men has...


High School Fire

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of firemen fighting a high school fire. A small crowd of people are watching from the street.

Date: 1926-12-11 

Description: Fire destroyed the Atlas Flour Mill, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage. Thirteen engine companies, six truck companies, and two fire boats fought the...

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