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Flammable Dolls Collected by Ann Arbor Fire Department, January 1967 Photographer: Duane Scheel

Flammable Dolls Collected by Ann Arbor Fire Department, January 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 4, 1967
Caption
Flammable Dolls Collected: Ann Arbor Fire Department Inspector Benjamin J. Zahn (left) holds on of 26 rag dolls which have been condemned by fire officials throughout the nation as hazardous and highly inflammable. The dolls, all made in Poland and distributed in the United States, have nitrocellulose faces which burst into flame when exposed to heat. The 26 dolls before Zahn and Ann Arbor Fire Marshal John R. Williams have been turned into local authorities since announcement of the hazard they present was made. They will be destroyed, Fire Chief Arthur L. Stauch says.

Gerald Hamlin Watches Fire At The Zeeb Farm On Earhart Rd, August 1947

Gerald Hamlin Watches Fire At The Zeeb Farm On Earhart Rd, August 1947 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 20, 1947
Caption
Gerald Hamlin, of 8963 Joy Rd., stands silhouetted by the glow of the raging fire that destroyed two barns and their contents on the farm of a neighbor, Arthur Zeeb, on Earhart Rd. near Pontiac Rd., last night. Cause of the blaze was not determined.

The JCC burns a model of the Washtenaw County Courthouse to raise support for a new building, November 1952

The JCC burns a model of the Washtenaw County Courthouse to raise support for a new building, November 1952 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 3, 1952
Caption
THE REAL THING COULD HAPPEN: An attempt to illustrate what could happen to the 75-year-old present Courthouse, labelled a "firetrap" by the State Fire Marshal, is made by the Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of Commerce in a drive for support for the Courthouse proposals. Here, Richard Wander (left) and Dale Richards stand beside a smoking cardboard model representing the Courthouse. While it's strictly a gag, the message is clear. A fire in the ancient Washtenaw Courthouse would consume thousands of the county's most vital records. The News Joins with the JCC in urging "yes" votes on the two proposals to finance a new, modern county building.

AA Fire Captain Paul Wenk Inspects Furnace, September 28, 1957

AA Fire Captain Paul Wenk Inspects Furnace, September 28, 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 28, 1957
Caption
For the Record: Fire Capt. Paul Wenk inspects an incinerator (above) in a local home. It should not be too near wooden stairs or other flammable items. Below, he makes certain that the motor of the oil furnace is far enough from the boilers.

AA Fireman Charles Moody Inspects Gas Pipe For Leakage, September 28, 1957

AA Fireman Charles Moody Inspects Gas Pipe For Leakage, September 28, 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 28, 1957
Caption
Odor Test: Fireman Charles Moody uses his sense of smell at this gas pipe connection to test for possible leakage. It's part of a department house-to-house inspection program.

AA Fire Department Inspects New Pipes At Local Home, September 28, 1957

AA Fire Department Inspects New Pipes At Local Home, September 28, 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 28, 1957
Caption
New Connection: Fire inspections point up many improvements, such as these new pipe connections found in a local home this week.