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Historical Items

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Item 105168

Fire equipment sleigh, Houlton, ca. 1880

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: circa 1880 Location: Houlton Media: Postcard

Item 98768

Gay Block Fire, Waldoboro, 1962

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

Item 104418

Fire department equipment and storage unit, Troy, ca. 1942

Courtesy of Neil Piper, an individual partner Date: circa 1942 Location: Troy Media: Photographic print


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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, 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing…

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Historic Hallowell - Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes

For pants, they wear tan overalls when fighting fires. Fire Department Ladder Wagon, Second Street, Hallowell, 1913Item Contributed byHubbard…

My Maine Stories

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down