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Fire Fighters

Fire Department, Officials and Employees, Fire Fighters, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Public Works, Public Buildings, Fire Stations Fire station - unidentified. [Four firefighters standing in front of a fire wagon and team of horses. The fire station is visble in the background and all of the men are in uniform.The photo is mounted on a cardboard matte that is damaged on the lower right corner.]

Scanned: August 19, 2005


Buildings - Fire Stations

Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Human Settlements, Mass fire hall at original location, corner Turner and present M-26 (Lukkarilla) [Exterior shot of the building showing a steeple like structure housing a large bell.]

Scanned: January 24, 2008


Houghton Fire Hall

Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Education, Postsecondary Education, Education, Higher, Houghton Fire Hall - First home of the Michigan College of Mines. Classes first held here 1886-87.

Scanned: November 4, 2010


Buildings - Fire Stations

Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Persons, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress The first fire station built in Calumet. Red Jacket Fire Dept. [Fire department members stand outside of the building with their horse-drawn fire equipment. Two dogs also join the group.]

Scanned: January 31, 2008


Buildings - Atlantic Fire Department Hall

Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Human Settlements, As neat as a motel, a ranch type house or a spick and span lumber company office. But it's none of these. It is the Atlantic Fire department hall, in all its delicate beauty. [Exterior view of the fire hall with a picket fence surrounding it. The post office is housed in the same building.]

Scanned: April 17, 2009


Veterans Groups - VFW

Peace Officers, Police, Transportation, Automotive, Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations Houghtons Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1292 wants the young bicycle riders of the Village given a maximum of protection. Because of the concern they are equipping every bicycle in the town with glow ribbon stickers so that the bikes can be seen by approaching vehicles. All youthful bicycle riders in the village need do to have their wheels equipped is to report at the fire hall and any of the men in charge will be glad to place the ribbon or VFW initials on the rear guard. The letters are available and will be placed on the bikes through the cooperation of the post, the Houghton fire department and the Houghton village police. In this photo Police Chief Joseph McGuire is standing by while James Lowney Sr. of the fire departments truck division is placing the stickers on young Paulie Colombes speedy racer. [Good photo of a 1950s police cruiser.]

Scanned: April 15, 2009


Fire Departments - Houghton

Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Fire Department, Officials and Employees, This is the new Houghton ladder truck which just came in from New York. Its extended ladder reaches loft heights to make the conveyance the third of its type in the Copper Country. Chief James Chappell says the truck is just what has been needed to fight fires in some of the Portage Lake district's more modernized buildings. [Image of the new hook and ladder truck parked at the Houghton fire station on Montezuma Avenue.]

Scanned: February 10, 2009


Buildings - Houghton Fire Hall

Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Persons, Houghtons firebell which goes way back to the year 1884, in contrast to the buildings construction which was in 1883. The building really is a shrine in that it is the birthplace of Michigan Tech which saw its nucleus in 1885. Initially, the "hood" was removed and then the long arm of the crane reached over a line for the bell which according to Chief Chappel, weighs about half a ton. The bell was then placed in the bucket of an end loader and transferred to the south Houghton area firehall. In the cab of the loader is James Lightfoot of the Houghton city crew and in the foreground are, from left, Chief James Chappell, Fred Mattila, Dan Cote and Al Carr. [Image of the bell in the end loader bucket.]

Scanned: January 26, 2009


Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire Department, Officials and Employees, Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Transportation, Automotive The newest addition to the fighting equipment of Houghton village is this big Oshkosh truck which was received late last week by the fire department. It is one of the latest type of fire fighting machines and can travel 55 miles an hour. From left, Earl Voetsch, assistant fire chief; Leo Archambeau, fireman; Ralph Voetsch, chief, and Andy Soderblom. Clarence (Smoky) Frazier is in the cab. [Picture of the fire truck parked at the fire station on Montezuma Avenue.]

Scanned: August 21, 2007


Buildings - Fire Halls

Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, , Characterized as one of the most attractive halls in the Copper Country is this stately structure in Rockland. Of brick composition, the eight year-old building houses a modern truck which occasionally travels to Mass or Ontonagon when large fires break out. All meetings of the department are held in its back chambers. The unit now has 27 members, almost all of whom are active. The department's chief is John Hoffman and the captain is Paul Yakovich. [Exterior view of the Rockland Fire Department fire hall built in 1950.]

Scanned: October 15, 2007