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Sound the Alarm: The Making of the Omaha Fire Department

When:
September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019-09-19T10:00:00-05:00
2019-09-19T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
The Durham Museum
Cost:
Included with Museum Admission (Free for Members!)

Charles Derwent, Membership Certificate in the Pioneer Hook and Ladder CompanySOUND THE ALARM: THE MAKING OF THE OMAHA FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Omaha Fire Department traces its roots to 1860 when the city’s first firefighting company was founded. Called the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, these men battled fires through muddy, unpaved streets, hand-carrying buckets of water. In its 25 years of operation, the company evolved, added more stations, held annual parades in honor of the firefighters, formed a Fireman’s Benevolent Association with neighboring towns and more. Using documents from the Byron Reed Collection this exhibit chronicles the Omaha Fire Department’s late 19th century beginnings.