Visitors to the Pioneer Fire Station at the Door County Historical Museum in Sturgeon Bay will see how mechanized fire fighting has evolved to help firefighters better contain and extinguish flames. Green Bay Metro Firefighter David Siegel, author of the book “Forces of Change” about the development of the Green Bay department, will conduct a program using the historic fire engines at the museum. Those include a hand pumper, a steam-powered fire engine, an acid-solution powered water pumper and an internal combustion engine-powered pumper. Siegel says the equipment at the Pioneer Station shows the evolution of mechanical fire fighting, including the rare acid-solution fire engine.
Siegel says having ready access to such historic equipment showcases the changing technology in ways that power-point technology just can't.
The program on the history of mechanical fire fighting will be held at the Pioneer Fire Station on North 4th Avenue on July 13th starting at 10:00 AM. Museum officials recommend advanced registration because space will be limited. if there is enough interest a second session will be offered at 11:00 AM.