Green Bay Firefighter to give program on vintage Door County fire engines

  • Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • Published: 07/05/2019 01:35 PM

A program at the Door County Historical Museum brings a fireman and expert on firefighting history to its replica Pioneer Fire Company station to discuss the vintage fire engines there and how they operated. David Siegel of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department visits the museum Saturday, July 13 to explain the ideas behind the museum's three fully restored fire engines: the original hand-pumper used in Sturgeon Bay, an experimental chemical engine and the earliest motorized apparatus, an Oldsmobile engine built in 1920. Along with his full-time firefighting career, Siegel is the author of "Forces of Change," a 2016 book that looks at events, especially major fires, that led to the creation of a fire department in what is now Green Bay in 1836 and the developments in firefighting technology in the Green Bay department through 1895, when it merged with the neighboring Fort Howard department.


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