Retired firefighters’ book on history of Dearborn Fire Department benefits Burn Drive

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

DEARBORN – Three retired firefighters have published a book that traces the history of the Fire Department.

All the proceeds of the sale of “Dearborn Michigan Fire Department, a Chronological History” will go to the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive, a registered 501(c) non-profit organization that supports children with burns and mentally or physically challenging issues, and financially-challenged families.

The book costs $46.95 for a hardcover version, and $31.95 for a soft cover version.

The book, authored by Joseph E. Provost, Donald Linske and Michael Birrell, traces the nearly 150-year history of the Fire Department, from 1869, when fire threatened the Army Arsenal at Dearbornville, through consolidations, to modern times.

It is available for purchase at the Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 S. Brady, or at Dearborn Fire Department Headquarters, 3750 Greenfield Road.

The book also can be purchased by mail by writing to: Dearborn Fire History Book, 3750 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, MI 48120. Add $6 for shipping and handling and allow four weeks for delivery.