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Throwback Thursday:

Thirteen years ago, firefighters in New York City did not think twice about walking up burning flights of stairs to ensure that the men, women and children could evacuate the tower safely. Today we would like to thank and recognize the men and women of the Mount Prospect Fire Department for not thinking twice about keeping this community safe.

On September 29, 1913, The Mount Prospect Volunteer Fire Department was established by a group of people who wanted to be able to help their neighbors in times of need. Their first meeting was in Central School where they wrote their constitution and bylaws.
The elected officials were: C. D. Busse as the First Chief; John Pohlman as Secretary; L. H. Haberkamp as Treasurer; and A. E. Busse as Engineer. Herman Meyn, Henry Ehard, Christ Wille and Albert Wille were some of the first firefighters. Frank Biermann joined the Fire Department in 1915, and from 1928 to 1956 he served as the department’s chief. These firefighters risked their lives without pay until 1947. It wasn't until 1960 that the Fire Department hired full-time firefighters. Mount Prospect has been in good hands since 1913 because this group of men volunteered not only their time and resources, but their lives.

THANK YOU Mount Prospect Fire Department for your outstanding efforts in keeping our community safe! We appreciate all you do!

Below are some photographs of the Mount Prospect Volunteer Fire Department from the 1930s.

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Throwback Thursday:

In honor of Library Card Sign-up Month, today’s Throwback Thursday features two photographs of the Mount Prospect Public Library as it appeared in the 1930s. The library began as a stack of books that was wheeled out into the single room of Central School. It was not until 1930 when the Mount Prospect Women’s Club founded the library and moved it to the old Mount Prospect Bank building at the corner of Main and Busse Avenues.

Check out the Mount Prospect Public Library's website to learn more about Library Card Sign-up Month:
http://mppl.org/community/show-your-card/

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Now that the humidity has finally eased up, why not take a walk to our museum campus and enjoy the beautiful gardens! The wonderful display of perennials, annuals and herbs is maintained by the Garden Club of Mount Prospect. (9 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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