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December

10 – 1964 A five-alarm fire raged at 927 S. Haskell in a one story frame lumber company owned and occupied by Oldham Lumber Company. The cause was undetermined and resulted in a $185,000 loss.
1970 A three-alarm fire raged at 728 E. Seventh in a 2 story old frame apartment owned by Murry Gold and occupied by Pat McKenna and David Cox. The $56,000 fire had a cause that was undetermined.
1974 A three-alarm fire was fought at 309 N. Oakland in a 4 story old brick ice company owned and occupied by Southern Ice & Cold Storage and was caused by the careless use of an electric heater and resulted in a loss of $81,000.
11 – 1945 Battalion Chief Frank Bachman dies in the line of duty when he is injured in a collision between District 3 Chief and Engine 1 at Hall Street and Thomas Avenue en route to a fire at #3414 State Street.
1976 Two significant fire occurred on this date in 1976. One was a five-alarm fire at 232 W. Jefferson in a one story old brick commercial building owned by the Estate of Lillie Katz, Eugene S. Katz and Sol Katz, and was occupied by Fashion Sewing Center, Inc and Admiral Credit Corporation. The cause of the fire was undetermined and resulted in damages of $582,875. The other fire was a two-alarm fire at 7739 Bryn Mawr in a one story old brick dwelling owned and occupied by Harry A. Marsh and was caused by a defective central heating unit that caused $50,000 in damage.

A Modern Museum

Our goal is to redefine the interior space of the Museum in order to create exhibits and preserve the antique equipment, artifacts and photos for generations to come. Below is the floor plan for the renovation of the first floor exhibit featuring all firefighting equipment and machinery. By changing the interior footprint, The Dallas Firefighters Museum simultaneously will lay the foundation for expanded outreach to thousands of schoolchildren.
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