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Fire Museum hosts big "reveal" of restored fire engine at fundraiser

Published Feb. 7, 2018

The Milwaukee Fire Historical Society has been working to restore a 1949 Mack fire truck that was in service for more than 30 years. You can be among the first to see it when The Milwaukee Fire Historical Society (MFHS) hosts a "reveal" event as part of a fundraiser Friday, Feb. 16.

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Deputy Chief Jim Ley catalogs history of Milwaukee firehouses

Published Jan. 12, 2017

There are books I keep on my desk because they are not only fascinating - with every page you flip to offering some sort of interesting detail on Milwaukee history - but because they're also encyclopedic. Jim Ley's new book has now become one of them.

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Burning passion fuels Fire Education Center and Museum mission

Published Jan. 17, 2014

Inside one of the five bungalow style firehouses built in the 1920s by Milwaukee architect Charles Malig, there is a quiet treasure. The Milwaukee Fire Education Center and Museum, 1615 W. Oklahoma Ave., isn't exactly a secret, but considering the passion for the history of firefighting that burns in the folks that maintain and grow it, it almost feels like it.

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The night Century Hall burned

Published Jan. 7, 2014

These days, sadly, Century Hall, when it is remembered at all, it is usually remembered for the fire that reduced it to ashes. But Century Hall has come up in conversation twice recently, once for the fire, and once not.

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