Retired Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza knows a thing or two about firefighting and the equipment required for the job. In his latest book, he shares the history of American fireboats.
We asked retired Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza - who has also authored books on the history of and his time with the Milwaukee Fire Dept. - about some of the most dramatic fires in Milwaukee history. Here, Mutza - whose brother Dale Mutza photographed many Milwaukee fire scenes - shares nine of them.
The fire that destroyed the Metropolitan Block - described as "the equal to any building in the country" - was a sad reality, despite my own foggy memories of it.
Former Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza has published more than two dozen books. While his many previous works focus on firefighting equipment and on military history, in his new book, "The Flame Within," Mutza looks at his own life as a firefighter.