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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 a Fire Truck on Franklin St.

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Photograph of a fire truck on Franklin St in Decatur during a safety lane fire run on September 11 of 1936.

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 Charles W. Devore

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Photograph of Charles W. Devore; died March 31, 1920. Decatur Fire Chief for 30 years and on the Fire Department force for 36 years. He was appointed a member of the National Bureau of Fire Prevention. He was the last member of the first paid Fire…

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…

Photograph of Edward Platt and Lawrence L. Gibbons

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Photograph of Fire Chief Edward Platt and head of detectives Lawrence L. Gibbons as Chief Platt claims the trophy as a token of his department having won the annual firemen-policemen baseball game.

Photograph of Fire Truck Designed by Fire Chief

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Photograph of a fire truck designed by Fire Chief Will Platt of Decatur. Costing nearly $17,000 and weighing almost 8 tons, the truck embodied a radical change in cab style and equipment. Seven men, including the driver, rode in the cab; none on the…

Photograph of Fire Wagon during Funeral Procession

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Photograph of Jim Park driving a fire wagon for Jack Sheehy's funeral procession taken in 1909.

Photograph of Firehouse #1

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Photograph of the former site of firehouse #1 on 156 W Main St. in Decatur taken in 1996.

Photograph of Firehouse #3

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Photograph of Firehouse #3 at 1261 N. Main St. in Decatur. Date unknown.