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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


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


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