|To give you a feel for some of the things we've unearthed,
we'll post various stories here.
THE PAID DEPARTMENT
A fire has no chance to get any start if it is within access by the boys
who run with the machines.
A LETTER FROM FRANCE
The following letter from Private Lester J. Benzer, son of Joseph Benzer...
FIREMEN TAKE WOMAN FROM
She ripped the flaming garment off her body...
‘Blood’ Turns Out to Be...
IT'S PRETTY SOFT.
This is poem regarding the life of a fireman that was found in the late
Fire Chief Robert N. Dunphy's "Fireman's study book." The author is unknown.
This Author believes its message is just as appropriate today as it was
in the 1940's when Bob typed it and placed it in his book.
"LET'S NOT FORGET"
This is a speech given by Senior Captain Harold Cosgrove in 1946 at the 23rd Annual Iowa Fire School. Captain Cosgrove's scrapbooks were an invaluable source of information that gave us the starting point for our project.
Choice selections from the Fire Alarms section of the local newspapers.
City Council Proceedings
Gleaned from the annals of newspapers in days of yore. Some interesting
Tales of Tails and All Creatures Great and Small.
An Ordinance To Establish
And Regulate The Fire Department -1858
The Official Document in all its Glory.
Boy's Prank Results In Firemen's
That peculiar twist in a boy's sense of humor . . .
STATISTICS OF THE DUBUQUE FIRE
DEPARTMENT - 1859
A look at the makeup of the Dubuque Fire Department in January of 1859.
CAPTAIN EITEL OLDEST FIREMAN ON DEPARTMENT
Mike Eitel and His Badge.
Two Old Firemen Get Together and
Two Old Firemen Get Together and Talk Of Other Days and Such Matters As Life, Death, Fire and Human Courage
Doncha hate when that happens?
"Turning Back The Pages Of History" has been a staple for Telegraph Herald newspaper for decades.
FIREMEN HAVE DAY OF GENUINE SPORT
A splendid time was had by all.
DFD Organization 1842-1884
A sketch of the organization of the Dubuque Fire Department from 1842-1884.