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  • Collection: Photo File: Fire Department

Firefighters Practicing Falls

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Firefighters practicing catching falling civilians taken in the early 1900's.

Photograph of Various Firefighters

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Photograph of various firefighters taken in 1907.

Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris, and Samuel Morthland

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Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris and Samuel Morthland taken in 1917. Doolen was a former captain of the Fire Department. He served over 31 years on the force. He took up farming after retiring from the Fire Department. Harris was formerly with…

Photographs of Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunion

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Various photographs from the Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunions, from 1928, 1931, and 1932. These firemen were of the hose cart and ladder wagon days before modern firefighting equipment was available.

Photograph of Arthur C. Spence

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Photograph of Arthur C. Spence; died March 3, 1955; married to Mary Stine in 1906. Assistant Fire Chief, retired May 1941 after serving 39 years. Member of Grace Methodist Church, the Ionic Lodge 312, AF&AM, and the Springfield Consistory.

Photograph of John G. Seeforth

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Photograph of John G. Seeforth. Member of the first Volunteer Firemen in Decatur.

Photograph of Max Sadowski

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Photograph of Max Sadowski; died January 18, 1924. Member of the Decatur Fire Department at Station No. 2 when he was drafted in 1917 for World War I.

Photograph of Ed Platt Receiving Medal

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Photograph of Fire Chief Ed Platt being presented by Commissioner Tom Moran a gold medal as a token of the esteem of businessmen and friends of the East Eldorado street business district in which is located No. 2 firehouse where he served for 39…