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Date: 1950-07-04 

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

Date: 1926-07-20 

Description: Two men use a fire hose to spray the corner of a brick building with bell tower. Another man sits in an International Model S truck operated by the Swansea...

Date: 1938 

Description: Several men use hoses running from an International D-2 panel truck owned by the Glendale Fire Department.

Date: 1886-07 

Description: Intersection of 4th and Steele Streets facing east. The building in the lower right is the Knipfer building, now Algoma Mercantile. Bunting adorns the Boed...

Date: 1914-01-13 

Description: Smoke billows from windows on the State Street (left) and Carroll Street (right) sides of the Wisconsin Building. Firemen on ladders work from both sides o...

Date: 1887-05-19 

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

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: 1910 ca.

Description: Fire fighters on ground lifting people out of a building.

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: 1962 ca.

Description: View from sidewalk over parked cars of a fire ladder truck parked in the street. The ladder is partially extended, and one police officer is standing near...

Date: 1996-06 

Description: "When Theresa firemen purchased a new truck, as is customary, other fire departments came to initiate the new truck."

Date: 1984-05 

Description: "MPTI instructors from Fond du Lac instructed over 200 firemen from 16 fire departments in the techniques of rappelling and snuffing out fires at Theresa F...

Date: 1910 

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

Date: 1952-05-01 

Description: Two fire fighters are shown holding a hose with liquid shooting out of its nozzle while two other fire fighters look on. Behind them is a lake.

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.

Date: 1987-04 

Description: Assistant Fire Chief Bob Bernhard relaxes after a demonstration.

Date: 1959-12-07 

Description: Madison's two new fire department pumper trucks, purchased for a total of $43,128, are being tested at the Tenney Park Locks by Assistant Fire Chief John H...

Date: 1947-09-20 

Description: First Assistant Fire Chief Patrick J. Brown with microphone, and Fireman Grant Prideau receiving radio instructions from Fire Chief Edward J. Page, demonst...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 2011-07-30 

Description: Firefighters respond to a fire at the Democratic Party Office at 118 Fifth Avenue. Viewed from Fourth Street intersection.

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