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Historical Items

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Item 98768

Gay Block Fire, Waldoboro, 1962

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: 1962-02-22 Location: Waldoboro Media: Photographic print

Item 98793

Face Mask, Waldoboro, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1960 Location: Waldoboro Media: Rubber

Item 9149

Pumper training, Millinocket, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Millinocket Fire Department Date: circa 1920 Location: Millinocket Media: Photograph on mounting board

Online 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.


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.


Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

Site Pages

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Millinocket Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Hubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing technology were…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… on Penobscot Street fell on him while he was fighting a fire there. The second fatality was John Scribner, a 70 year old cobbler, who was killed at…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War


Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years
by Jamison McAlister

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years