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.
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