36 Firemen All “Burned Up”

Today in Detroit Fire Department History – March 3, 1958

Thirty-six Detroit Firemen were plenty burned up today.

The members of Engine Co. 31 and Rescue Squad 4 each recently chipped in $6 to by a 24-inch table model television set.  The settled down to watch a favorite program when they got a fire call
– a flase alarm.

1958 Philco table top television set.

It took the firemen only seven minutes to make the three-mile round trip.  But when they returned they found they had missed not only the program.  The TV set was gone. Some one had taken it.

Source: The Sandusky Register- March 3, 1958


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