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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Fire department


On Jan. 23, 1941, the Fire Department was host to the Fire
Dept. Association to a mid winter meeting and banquet at
the Mequon Town Hall. About 490 attended and were served
dinner in the large auditorium. The overflow was taken
care of in the lower hall. Mrs. Thomas Hirt was the chief
cook, assisted by fifteen volunteer ladies of the Town,
and thiry-four waitresses.
After a delicious dinner, Mr. Win. Gruenwald, State Fire
Marshall and Mr. C. Melvin of the Chicago Division of the
F.B.I. delivered the addresses followed by short talks by
Judge Peter Huiras and Milwaukee Fire Chief, John Wischer.
They all had praiseworthy remarks about the beautiful Town
Hall building, the delicious dinner and the efficient
waitresses and the chief cook, Mrs. Hirt. Chief Lange gave
brief remarks in response, thanking the visitors for their
attendance, the speakers, and all the ladies for their help
in making this dinner a success.
The first fire was an automobile at Club Forest. The
second one was on New Years Eve 1939 when the Thiensville
Post Office burned and John Albers, the postmaster lost
his life.


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