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Historical Items

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Item 98798

Fire Department Helmet, Waldoboro, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1950 Location: Waldoboro Media: metal

Item 100151

Third Waldoboro Fire Department patch, Waldoboro, 2012

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: 2012 Location: Waldoboro Media: Cloth

Item 100150

Second Waldoboro Fire Department patch, Waldoboro, ca. 1998

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1998 Location: Waldoboro Media: Cloth

Exhibits

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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

Site Pages

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Waldoboro Fire Department

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Presque Isle Fire Department

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

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